Masterplan will create over 1.8 million square metres of prime mixed-use space
LDA Design, in association with architect UHA London, has been appointed to masterplan one of central Moscow’s best-known former industrial sites — Serp and Molot, or Hammer and Sickle.
The 58-hectare site has been the subject of a high profile international design competition organised jointly by the City of Moscow and owner-developer Don-Stroy Invest.
The masterplan, due for completion by 2021, will create over 1.8 million square metres of prime mixed-use space with an estimated investment of 180 billion roubles (over €3.76 billion).
The design competition attracted 52 applications comprising 157 companies from 17 countries. In a strongly contested second stage, the team of LDA Design and UHA London emerged as the preferred one.
'What set our scheme apart was the idea of using a new city park to act as the catalyst for transformation,' says LDA Design partner Bernie Foulkes: 'As the designers of the London 2012 Olympic Park we used our knowledge and experience from one of Europe’s biggest regeneration projects to guide our vision for Serp and Molot.'