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Moscow Masterplan Design Competition Featured in BD
BD reports that "John Thompson & Partners is among 10 teams shortlisted to masterplan the doubling in size of Moscow beating 70 entries to make the final cut to oversee what will be one of the largest projects in Europe.
The Moscow City Agglomeration Development Concept will see the city annexe 150,000ha of land to its south-west in order to overcome its chronic space problems.
It is blighted by having a tiny, historic city centre into which 11 million workers commute each day, and has finally recognised the need to create new areas for business to expand.
Since 2004, JTP has led teams for the design of 14 major masterplans in the Moscow Region, producing influential designs for new settlements such as Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, Razdory and Skolkovo on sites of 430ha, 200ha and 50ha respectively.
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