A strong rythm of the arches or collonades is one of the most recognisable features of Moscow metro, which allows for endless variations on a familiar theme.
This rythm helps divide up the length of a platform into human scale segments. However, the two stations subject to the design, are being built according to a different structural model, principle where two side platforms flank the tracks in the middle.
The proposed designs feature a new rythm created by wall plexiglass louvres.
The louvre edges light up due to the light transmission from the diods integrated into the ceiling fixings.
On Zaton station, the louvres are light blue and translucent, so that they accumulation in the distance creates an effect similar to the deep water.
The background features technical drawings of ships, which have been and are still manufactured on the nearby factory. In the distance the ships become less and less visible, as if submerged.
On the Maple Alley station, the louvres have a double sided interlayer with spring-like green leaves on one side, and red fall-like leaves on the other.
As passangers walk by or drive by on a train, they can see the alley constantly change from spring to fall, or back.