Digital Library in Rasskazovka Metro Station
Rasskazovka Metro Station of the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya Line will be turned into a real library: metro commuters will be able to download their favorite books with the help of QR-codes which will allow them to pass their time while travelling.
“The architectural concept combines Art Deco decoration and space of a classic reading room in a public library. Columns decorated as card-catalogues are the main interior elements. The front surface of these ‘card boxes’ will be marked with barcodes, with the help of which you can download e-books you liked. By the way, the digital library will be opened next year. As it was previously reported by the Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin, Rasskazovka Station is planned to open in 2017,” explained the Chief Architect of Moscow, Sergey Kuznetsov.
Architects of OAO Lenmetrogiprotrans offered to make monochrome interior of the station, and use rich red color in the decoration of the columns. The floor will be made in the form of diamond-shaped chess patterns of two types: dark gray with white and light gray with white.
The tunnel walls will be faced with ceramic-metal panels with images of backs of books by contemporary authors; and partitions with benches located between the rows of columns will be decorated with famous people’s words and quotes.
Rasskazovka is the end station of the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya Metro Line; it is located in Vnukovskoye settlement of the city of Moscow, from the north side of Borovskoye Highway, on the border of Novo-Peredelkino and Novomoskovsk districts of the capital. The station is shallow and has two underground halls and exits to the residential construction area under design and public transport stops. The total area is 15374,0 sq.m. Its length is 280 meters, width — 20 m. Rasskazovka Station will serve Novo-Peredelkino district and Vnukovskoye settlement. By 2030, the flow of passengers there will be 210 thousand people a day.