Systematica is chosen by AREA Architectural Magazine to develop a research on Russia’s capital city: Moscow. The research is aimed at developing a complete diagnosis on the main trends of urban-cum-mobility planning in modern and contemporary Moscow.

The results of the research are published in the article ‘Moscow and Transportation System. Existing Mobility and Future Projects’ in AREA 138: MOCKBA 2.0, an issue completely dedicated to the city of Moscow and curated by Alessandro De Magistris and Umberto Zanetti.

Moscow has a recognisable shape, essentially characterised by a strictly concentric structure. The direct consequence of this, in terms of demand for mobility, is that the majority of journeys inside the city occurs in a centripetal fashion, along radial routes that connect highly populated outer zones to more internal areas, where the biggest part of facilities is located:

For this reason, nowadays in Moscow many journeys cover long distances.

To this concern, a paradox regarding mobility in Moscow can be highlighted: although the city presents one of the most efficient and used transport system worldwide, traffic congestion and bottlenecks are very frequent, due to the inadequacy of the existing road network.

The analysis on Metropolitan Region of Moscow and its transport system starts from this paradox and describes all the existing multi-modal transport supply and the future plans and projects aimed at enhancing Muscovite transport system.

Finally, the research presents also a focus on the relationship between transport and urban system. Within this framework, Systematica realises an unprecedented map of connectivity of the city of Moscow.

More information on AREA 138: MOCKBA 2.0 available on the official webpage of AREA magazine: