West Garden

West Garden is a unique project that fits ideally into the natural ecosystem of the Ramenka River. This is a greenfield development to create a living environment in unused areas. Its revegetated natural park and riverside landscape are designed in line with the Park City Living concept, with housing estates featuring a mix of built and natural environments.

of the project area is green

Housing class

Urban Awards 2019 Best Business-Class Residential Development Under Construction
Urban Awards 2019


  • 19 mid-rise (13–14 floors) residential buildings
  • Private access to the embankment of the Ramenka River (the estate’s embankment is two-kilometre long)
  • A line of the revegetated natural park of 7 ha
  • Six inner gardens featuring individual colour schemes, each with its unique set of ornamental plants
  • An underground car park
  • A kindergarten for 125 children
  • 2.2 thousand sqm of commercial and storage premises
256.4 thousand sqm
total area
9.4 ha 
site area

Innovative solutions

A digital model of traffic flows

A digital model of internal traffic and pedestrian flows developed for West Garden helped optimise car traffic inside the underground car park, around the estate and at exits to the city road network. This traffic flow diagram eliminates transit traffic through the estate’s inside area, which significantly reduces the overall noise level and minimises the impact on the local ecosystem.

The car traffic does not flow all along the perimeter, but only on the side connected to the city transport network and in the areas adjacent to underground car park exits. Thus, almost the entire area of West Garden is car-free. Furthermore, following the model analysis we decided to set up additional crossings to public transport stops and guest and cycle parking areas for pedestrian safety and comfort.

West Garden A neurodynamic playground
West Garden Setun walking route

A neurodynamic playground

A unique playground for West Garden was designed by INTECO together with experts of the children’s neurological centre Prognoz (St Petersburg) and architecture firms Druzhba and Chekharda. The idea of the technique is to train the vestibular system. The playground blends areas for different ages into a single game route using natural elements with uneven surfaces so that the brain and visual system would help the body adapt to the changing conditions while moving.

Advanced research-based innovative playgrounds facilitate children’s physical and cognitive development. Practical guidelines for creating and equipping such playgrounds are compiled in the Playgrounds of the Future: a Neurodynamic Approach, which is available on West Garden’s website. The equipment has been partially assembled.

In 2021, we presented the relevant construction methodology at the 5th International Medical Investment Forum in Moscow. On top of that, INTECO provided design materials to the Russian Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities to review together with beautification experts and apply in building children’s playgrounds and sports facilities.

The playground equipment must be selected carefully, based on a dedicated roadmap and the knowledge of therapeutic effects. It is important to install the full functional range of facilities allowing for the comprehensive and balanced development of a child’s brain. By building these playgrounds we strive to make up for the lack of physical activity in metropolitan cities.

Irina Matvienko Marketing Director and Curator of Sociocultural Projects


The project’s beautification concept builds on nature conservation, preserving the natural diversity of the area and adding even more plants — the first stage saw over 130 new trees, 4 thousand shrubs and 20 thousand flowers planted as part of the greening programme. The beautification concept was developed by ARTEZA.

  • Multifunctional zoning
  • No car traffic inside
  • Continuous routes for pedestrians and cyclists
  • A walking route along the river made of larch planks and raised above the ground to preserve meadow plants
  • A barrier-free environment for residents with reduced mobility
  • A pedestrian bridge over the Ramenka River
  • Recreation and reading areas
  • Children’s playgrounds
  • Sports areas
  • Dog training grounds
  • Works of art


A six-meter urban sculpture created by Nikolay Polissky, co-founder of the Nikola-Lenivets Art Park and the Arkhstoyanie Festival, is a dense weave of hazel tree branches gathered near the village of Nikola Lenivets.

The shape of the sculpture derives from the outlines of the ancient columns of the Corinthian order and the ear of wheat as a symbol of abundance, while the colour scheme resonates with the design of the estate’s public spaces.

The installation will become the central piece of art in the West Garden collection and will also be exhibited at major art festivals.

Project timing

  • Construction permits were obtained for the first and second stages of the project.

  • Apartment sales started.

  • A digital transport model was developed.

  • The project won the Urban Awards 2019 as the Best Business-Class Residential Development Under Construction.

  • FODD was chosen as the project’s general contractor.

  • ARTEZA's beautification concept was approved.

  • Reinforced concrete (RC) frame construction on the above-ground level in the buildings and construction of external MEP systems started.

  • Zero cycle works of the first stage were completed in all buildings.

  • Construction of the second-stage buildings started.

  • West Garden topped the rating of Moscow’s new housing complexes with the largest yards.

  • Site greening started.

  • The Company commissioned first-stage buildings.

  • The second stage saw RC frame construction completed.

  • Keys handover is underway for first-stage buildings.

  • Scheduled commissioning of the last building and project completion.

Financial performance

West Garden is among the leaders on Moscow’s business-class real estate market in terms of demand.

Project financing by Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation

Use of escrow accounts

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