Moscow’s Neopolis business park now closer to fruition
In Russia, A-Store Estates is nearing completion of its reimagined vision for the five-hectare Neopolis business park, to the southwest of Moscow. This follows a concept review of the masterplan by LDA Design and David Roden Architects.
The project, in an area known as New Moscow, near the Metro extension line, was resubmitted for planning to enable additional recreational and amenity uses to be incorporated within the development. Once complete it will accommodate 5,500 office workers in a complex of four nine-storey buildings and two four-storey car parks.
Following the adoption of the concept review, improvements have been made to the circulation, parking, landscape masterplan and lighting of the project as well as to the buildings’ facades.
‘Neopolis will provide some of the best business park space in the Moscow region,’ says LDA Design director Kirk Nelson. ‘The final masterplan now includes enhanced amenities and adds more value to companies locating there. Our designs provide a strong, unified, linear concept for the buildings’ facades and create a setting which makes the scheme more legible, with improved access and circulation.’
The vision recommended by LDA Design was inspired by the site itself. The landscape concept now progresses from a deciduous birch valley to pine woodland on the high ground to the south of the site.
The retail and amenities area covers 10 000 square metres and there are two overground, multi-level car parks, located between office buildings, providing 1,360 parking spaces. The rooftops of these structures allow for outdoor recreation and sports – grounds to play mini golf, badminton, tennis etc as well as zones for working-out and yoga.
The project is close to the new Salaryevo metro station, due to open this year, as well as the M3 Kiev Highway and the Moscow ring road.