Streets in honor of famous Spaniards, stars of Soviet cinema, jazz, as well as creative clusters
In Moscow, for its almost nine centuries of history, a huge number of streets have appeared. Today there are more than 3.5 thousand of them. Some, for example, Ilyinka, Volkhonka, Mokhovaya and Okhotny Ryad, have existed for more than 500 years. Others have built recently or are just about to create. The experts of the Elite.ru portal decided to talk about the most curious new streets of the capital. Named after famous people and musical movements or organized with a creative approach and concept, thanks to which the streets have become real centers of attraction. The article uses data from the Metrium company.
In the Sosenskoye settlement, the residential complex “Spanish Quarters” is being built, designed by Catalan architects in the spirit of Barcelona microdistricts. The streets in the complex are dedicated to famous natives of this Iberian country. The first house was commissioned in 2018, and a couple of years later Magellan Avenue, Picasso and Gaudi streets and so on appeared on the map of the capital. The central square of the first stage is decorated with a statue of the protagonist of Cervantes' novel, the cunning hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha. On the pedestrian boulevard of the second stage of the microdistrict there is a sculpture based on bullfighting – 3m red bull.
Streets in honor of the stars of Soviet cinema
Last spring, a public vote took place, as a result of which 11 planned passages in Ramenki, near the residential complex “Wings”, “Ogni”, “Event” and “River” (pictured), were immediately named after the stars of Soviet cinema. For example, Faina Ranevskaya, Sergei Bondarchuk, Leonid Gaidai and others. They decided to create a cinematic quarter because of the proximity of the new streets to the Mosfilm film studio.
Exhibition Design Boulevard
In the summer of the same year, Design Boulevard – this was the name of the previously unnamed passage. It is located in Novye Vatutinki and runs through the territory of the Russian Design District cluster. The street was designed by the Schema bureau, which created an open-air museum. It houses art objects and temporary exhibitions of artists. Informally, the street is called Rodchenko Boulevard, as three-dimensional copies of the works of avant-garde artist Alexander Rodchenko are installed on the territory. Also, a series of sculptures for the boulevard was created by the artist Dmitry Aske. There is a pavilion for master classes in the center, and exhibitions of the Artmosfera creative association are held in the pedestrian zones.
Jazz street near the “jazz” complex
A few months later, the Active Citizen portal held a vote to choose the name of the projected passage in Butyrsky District, in which Jazzovaya Street won. This option was suggested by saxophonist Igor Butman. His idea is based on the neighborhood of the street with the Savelovsky City complex, whose seven towers are named after jazz stars, including Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane and Duke Ellington. The lobbies received the appropriate design, and art objects in the form of musical instruments were installed on the territory. Also, the appearance of Jazz Street was timed to coincide with the centenary of the birth of this musical direction in Russia, celebrated in 2022.
During the development of the Nagatinskaya floodplain, new routes and metro stations, residential areas, sports palaces, and technoparks are being built. An amusement park has already been opened, which has become the largest in the country. Also, near the Southern River Port on the embankment of the Moscow River, next to the Dream Towers residential complex, they are going to build a new street. Boutiques, restaurants, cafes, galleries and exhibition pavilions will open here, and it will be possible to go on a water trip from the local pier. Trees and shrubs will be planted along the walking area, lawns and flower beds will be planted. The future street has been unofficially named Dream Street for now.
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