The project reimagines the transition from urban traffic into the building circulation as a network of elevated pathways within the existing cityscape. The continuation of circulation allows for access from outside to inside as well as civic inlays overlaid onto the public domain. The civic inlays encourage occupants to pause to look at the framed views of the city at multiple axes mapped throughout the pathways. The pathways then connect multiple existing buildings to create shared civic programs and public services in between as well as to advocate new interactions among the public. The network branches out to bike lanes and train stations connecting to other parts of Moscow.
Situated along the Garden Ring of Moscow Russia, Taganka District anchors a dense exchange of cultural and transitional program for locals. The site sits on the intersection of heavy pedestrian flow that is utilized as a public space with little programmatic support. Thus, the promenade is clustered into zones due to the placement of the building blocks, limiting the potential shared interactions. The proposal aims to alter how public occupies the leftover spaces through designated ramps, stairs and bike lanes that not only provide efficiency, but also enable new interactions with the city and the population.