We are happy to announce that our team got shortlisted for (arguably) the most important competition for a public space in Russia. The site is just a minute’s walk from the Kremlin and the Red Square, and currently consists of wastelands that will be transformed into the so-called Zaryadye Park in the coming years.
More then 90 international teams applied for this amazing design opportunity and we are part of one of six shortlisted teams together with our partners Turenscape from Beijing and anOtherArchitect from Berlin. We will be focusing on the cultural programme and use of social media and news ways to engage the public.
The site was hosting the world largest hotel until 2006 when it was demolished and replaced by a construction fence that was the largest advertisement board in the world. Sir Norman Foster was supposed to rebuild an old part of Moscow here but it never got realised. In 2014 it is supposed to become Moscow´s first park development since 50 years. Due to the location next to the red square it will probably become also the cities most important park.
The shortlisted candidates, including West8 and Diller Scofidio + Renfo, are now developing their projects. The winner will be selected in November 2013.
More information on the website of Zaryadye Park