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Competition Entry: Zaryadye Park / Turenscape

Courtesy of Turenscape
Courtesy of Turenscape

In June this year, the Turenscape Consortium was shortlisted to prepare a design proposal for Zaryadye Park, Moscow. The scheme, titled “The Blue Circle of Moscow,” centered around a circular reflecting pool that would serve as a mirror to the Moscow skyline, while managing urban stormwater. According to Turenscape, “The Blue Circle was envisioned as a new city icon, which links the past with the present and the future, which reconnects man with nature, which reunites the separated urban space, and which gathers individuals of all kinds.”

Shortlist Announced to Design Moscow's First Park in 50 Years

In the 20th century, it was going to be the site of the world's tallest skyscraper, but it became the world's largest hotel. In 2006, the hotel was replaced with a fence, the largest advertising space in all of Europe, enclosing acres of undeveloped, highly valuable land. In 2014, it will become Moscow's first - and most important - park in over 50 years.

Zaryadye Park, located on 13 acres of land just a minute's walk from the Kremlin and the Red Square, will become a gateway to Moscow, one that will "project a new image of Moscow and Russia to the world." Because of the Park's significance, the city of Moscow (with aid from the Strelka Institute for Media Architecture and Design) has decided to host an international competition for its re-design.

The 6 finalists shortlisted for this significant project, after the break...

Shanghai Houtan Park / Turenscape

  • Architects: Turenscape
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Architect in Charge: Turenscape (Beijing Turen Design Institute)
  • Landscape Architect: Turenscape (Beijing Turen Design Institute)
  • Area: 140000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010

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