Sokolnicheskaya Square connects the metro exit pavilion and Sokolniki Park. Although this territory is called a square, in fact, it is a transit zone and at the same time a picturesque alley.

1. Park Sokolniki 2. st. Sokolnichesky Val 3. st. Stromynka 4. st. Rusakovskaya

Historical excursion: Sokolnicheskaya Square was the venue for fairs and crosses, booths came here, and in the 90s they sold cartridges and discs.



Transit flows will become denser due to new stops of public transport. The area should have a higher bandwidth. For this, we added two additional alleys on the sides between the trees.

meeting and waiting area
transit alley
side private alleys
area for events



There used to be 220 linden trees on the alley. Due to the construction of the metro, ventilation kiosks with a normative indent appeared on the site of some of them, and some trees ended up on new engineering networks. In this regard, the maximum number of possible trees was reduced to 175. It is not recommended to plant lindens denser.

Raised landscaping protects the area from parking lots and driveways. In addition, there are wooden benches on the sides for resting, and the plants in the flowerbed are selected so that it looks good at any time of the year.




The red color of clinker bricks was not chosen by chance. Many historical buildings that are located in the Sokolniki area are made of red bricks. In addition, Sokolniki is a station on the red line of the metro.

  • red line subway

  • historic brick paving found during renovation in different parts of Moscow

Clinker bricks have low water absorption (they absorb little and retain water in themselves), high frost resistance and strength, and they are also resistant to acids and other aggressive factors. Different patterns have been worked out in the paving, depending on the functional areas.

Paving fragments:




Ventilation kiosks and a toilet form the architectural image of the alley, being built into the paving.

standard ventilation kiosk

red brick

smooth transition

ventilation kiosk as an art object



Rethinking established forms is an integral process to create a place that is unique and at the same time close to tradition. Below is an outline of how to find a new design for old lanterns.



The project proposed a swing and a fountain, but for a number of reasons they had to be abandoned.



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