VSM — Development zones around 13 stations of the Moscow-Kazan High-Speed Rail corridor.
AO ‘Skorostnie magistrali’
12 345 000 m2 on 2 700 Ha
The Progress architecture company, working within the framework of the project for implementing Moscow-Kazan high-speed rail, has developed a concept for the development of areas around future HSR line stations.
The HSR project has great significance not only for the central region of the Russian Federation, but, taking into account plans to extend this all the way to Peking, for the entire eastern part of the country. Thanks to modern technologies, speeds of up to 400 kilometers per hour will be made possible, enabling travel from Noginsk to Moscow in no more than 30 minutes. On the one hand, introduction of this line will enable a dramatic increase in overall passenger traffic and improve connections between regional centers and major cities and centers of activity, on the other, enable comprehensive development of smaller population centers. Thanks to the HSR, and the M7 toll highway that will be laid down along the same route, the entire region will receive further stimulus for industrial, transportation and social infrastructure development, as well as for residential housing construction.
In total, there will be 13 new or revitalized stations along the HSR line: Noginsk, Orekhovo-Zuyevo, Petushki, Vladimir, Gorokhovets, Dzerzhinsk, Nizhniy Novgorod – Moscow and Airport stations, Strigino, Niva, Polyanki, Cheboksari, Pomari, and Kazan. Some stations will be provided for by virtue of complete renovation and expansion of existing stations, while others will require construction of entirely new facilities along with all required transportation and engineering infrastructure.
Part of the work on the overall urban development strategy calls for carving out a zone of 3 kilometers within which the new line will have the most impact. Project participants carried out research for each of these zones, and often for adjacent neighborhoods. Cushman & Wakefield and “Resource” have been engaged in financial and legal aspects of the project, while the Progress architecture company has been analyzing the urban development, functional, and socio-economic potential of the areas taking into consideration station locations, the surrounding landscape, existing infrastructure, and approved development plans. Based on the data received, 13 concepts have been developed, including general plans with specific layouts for placement of new social, housing, and transportation elements, recommendations for the polyfunctional saturation of adjacent areas, phased stages for project implementation, as well as the determination of key techno-economic indicators necessary for determining related electrical, water, and heating needs.
All of the concepts include proposals for placement of new residential districts, shopping and cultural centers, and creation of parks and public spaces as well as lagging social facilities. There are also proposals for a number of communities for addressing cultural, educational, and recreational facilities within long-term development programs.