Moscow Urban Block selected

MUTOPIA’s competition proposal URBAN CROWN has been selected as a high-density urban block solution to be applied in the A101 masterplan, a project for a new city of 150.000 people and 13 million m2 of housing near Moscow and the largest development of the Masstab Company.

The Urban Block competition is based on the Block City concept, developed by Bart Goldhoorn and Alexander Sverdlov in the context of the International Biennale in Rotterdam in 2009. The Block City concept aims at combining the advantages of standard design with the qualities embedded in site-specific design by defining a standard for the plot size of the urban block, leading to interchangeable projects of the same size which can be re-used in new standard-sized plots in order to achieve better and cheaper housing.

The 154ha masterplan is designed in competition by MVRDV, Netherlands; KCAP/Next Architects, Netherlands;  Hilmer Sattler Albrecht, Germany and EDDAE, Spain.

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