diller scofidio + renfro plans zaryadye park for moscow diller scofidio + renfro plans zaryadye park for moscow
nov 15, 2013

diller scofidio + renfro plans zaryadye park for moscow

diller scofidio + renfro, alongside hargreaves associates and citymakers, has won a competition to design the first public park built in moscow for half a century. located at the heart of russia’s capital, ‘zaryadye park’ will form an important link between the city’s famous monuments and the neighboring urban districts, representing a new commitment to providing modern civic spaces.


the ‘red square forest’ an area of plantation offering views of st basil’s cathedral
image courtesy of diller scofidio + renfro with hargreaves associates and citymakers (also main image)

 

 

zaryadye, an important district politically and socially, has been vacant since 2006 when a vast 3,000 room hotel was demolished. designed to return a large swathe of the city center to its citizens, the proposal attempts to ground itself within the capital, establishing a clear and direct connection with its environment.


a new philharmonic hall will be incorporated within the design
image courtesy of diller scofidio + renfro with hargreaves associates and citymakers

 

 

characterized by the unified presentation of natural and man-made landscapes, the plan, based on a theory of ‘wild urbanism’, looks to integrate elements of the red square’s cobbled paving with the lush gardens of the kremlin. four landscape typologies, tundra, steppe, forest and wetland, have been organized in layered terraces descending across the site, creating hybrid environments which fuse nature and architecture together.


a welcome center establishes links with the broader community
image courtesy of diller scofidio + renfro with hargreaves associates and citymakers

 

 

reflecting the city’s desire to become more pedestrian oriented, the park is pathless, allowing its occupants to move fluidly and without restriction. an energy harvesting system which creates augmented micro-climates will enable the site to function as a public space throughout russia’s cold winters. ‘zaryadye park’ is scheduled to be completed by 2016.


approach to the wetlands area of the design
image courtesy of diller scofidio + renfro with hargreaves associates and citymakers


the western edge of the park
image courtesy of diller scofidio + renfro with hargreaves associates and citymakers


the new public space will offer views of the kremlin and st basil’s cathedral
image courtesy of diller scofidio + renfro with hargreaves associates and citymakers


site plan showing the composition of the proposal
image courtesy of diller scofidio + renfro with hargreaves associates and citymakers

 

 


diller scofidio + renfro discuss design of zaryadye park in moscow
video courtesy of diller scofidio + renfro with hargreaves associates and citymakers

 

 

design team:

 

architect and team leader: diller scofidio + renfro
landscape: hargreaves associates
masterplanning: citymakers
park management: central park conservancy
transportation: mobility-in-chain
sustainability: transsolar
engineering: buro happold
native planting expert: dmitry onischenko
archaeology: vladimir dukelsky
cost consulting: davis langdon/AECOM
legal: sergey fokin

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