Moscow beats Aberdeen to the punch with new city park
February 12 2018
Zaryadye Park encompasses 35 acres of land mere yards from St. Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square and the Kremlin which was subject to a design competition in 2012 to transform the riverfront district into a new public park.
In contrast to its stalled counterpart in the Granite City work then proceeded apace under the guidance of a design team led by competition winners Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) with Hargreaves Associates, Citymakers and BuroHappold Engineering.
The first new park to be built in the city for 70 years includes a square, gathering points, cultural and recreational outlets set within an environment of natural landscapes peppered with sculptural elements.
Rod Manson, project director at BuroHappold, commented: “Zaryadye Park provides a haven for Moscow’s community and perfectly reflects our approach to engineer cutting-edge technical solutions while always keeping in mind the needs of people as well as the urban context. The result is nothing less than breathtaking and we are proud of having been part of a fantastic team that made great ideas become reality.”
New plans for Union Terrace Gardens are now being taken forward by LDA Design.
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