News - 15 November 2021

UNStudio’s Community-Based Design Wins Competition for Residential Complex in Moscow

Our community-focused architectural concept has been selected as the winner for a new residential complex at 31 Krzhizhanovskogo Street in Moscow.

UNStudio’s proposal for the K31 Courtyard is designed as a prototype of future living that puts the wellbeing of the residents first, while also encouraging indoor-outdoor living and cultivating an atmosphere of home and safety.

The design includes a courtyard park, 71,000 m2 of housing, a kindergarten, fitness center, commercial spaces and underground parking.

In 2012, a new masterplan for the city was approved that allows for residential construction on the former industrial territories. Since then, Moscow has been experiencing a construction boom in the residential sector.

The international competition that was formulated and organised by Citymakers for Glavstroy follows the project developer’s request that the design incorporates the historical heritage of the region and contributes to the formation of a local community.

In this rapidly changing urban environment, K31 Courtyard provides a range of sustainable social opportunities to address the challenges of community building within a dense urban setting.

Read the full press release here.

Explore the project in more depth here.