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Moscow Mountain

Traffic and congestion in Moscow is more than just a transportation issue. The city of Moscow relies on its central node, the Kremlin, as its center for government, tourism and work. 66% of people work inthe Kremlin. This massive amount of influxresults a commuting time of over over 3hours for 44% of the population. This quantity only stands to increase as the population of Moscow continues to grow, making transportation a key issue in the future of Moscow.


OMA’s proposal for the futuredevelopment of Moscow highlights 4airports as nodes for growth in attempt to decentralize the city. One of the nodes identified by OMA is designated forResearch and Education. While the need for decentralizationis undisputable, the strategy to achievethis goal isn’t as clear. In order to achieve such ambitions, something must be developed that rivals the Kremlin’s appeal as a governmental, occupational, and tourism destination - a new icon for the city of Moscow.


The Mountain is an ambitious proposal that will act as a catalyst for the decentralization of Moscow and give the city a new cultural icon.

Location:    Moscow, Russia

Under the Instruction of:    Martha Schwartz

Year Completed:    2015

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