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Shortlist announced for Moscow Agglomeration Master Plan Strategy to increase city by 50%

The shortlist has been announced for a major masterplanning scheme to increase the size of Moscow by 148,000 hectares - approximately 50%. Ten collaborating groups have been selected from seventy entries, including OMA, Devereux Architects, Siemens AG, Urban Design Associates, McAdam Architects and Buro Happold.

Last year, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced that the Moscow Government would be enlisting the help of architects and urban planners to expand the city into 148,000 hectares of land to the south-east of the city. Tomorrow morning, official papers will be signed on the ten shortlisted teams which include:

- Ostozhenka Architects (Russia): Ateliers Lion Associes (France); SGP (France); Paris-Saclay (France); Epadesa (France); Others
- International Academy of Architecture (Prof. Andrey Chernihov): Juul-Frost Architects (Denmark); Diller Scofido+Rentro (USA); McAdam Architects (UK); Ginzburg Architects (Russia); others
- Moscow Architectural Institute Devereux Architects (Ireland)
- Central Research and Project Institute of Urbanism / Russian Academy Of Architecture and Building Science (Russia): Nikken Sekkei Ltd. (Japan); RTKL (UK); Knight Frank
- Antoine Grumbach et Associes SA (France): Wilmotte & Associes SA (France); Egis International (France); SGP, EPPS, EPADESA, CFREE - group of experts (France); High School of Economics (Russia); Others
- L’AUC (France): Bureau BAS Smets (Belgium); Sestra (France); Franc Boutte Consultant (France); Others
- OMA (The Netherlands): Strelka Institute (Russia); Project Meganom (Russia); Siemens AG (Germany); McKinsey & Company (USA); Others
- Ricardo Bofill (Spain): Barcelona Regional Agency for Urban Development (Spain)
- Studio Ass Secchi (Italy)
- Urban Design Associates (USA): Beasley & Associates (Canada); Gillespies LLP (Scotland); John Thompson & Partners (UK); Nelson / Nigaard (USA); Buro Happold (Scotland); Others

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