A team led by London-based masterplanners Gillespies has been announced as the winner of an international competition to design the largest theme park in Europe. Planned for a 1,000-hectare site in the Domodevdovo district of Moscow, “Park Russia” aims to merge concepts of healthy living, entertainment and education into one commercially attractive tourist destination.
The winning Cushman & Wakefield-led UK consortium includes architectural design firm Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, engineer Buro Happold, cost consultant Rider Levett Bucknall and place makers Fourth Street.
Seaside Resort Development Competition Entry / John Thompson & Partners + Alan Dunlop Architects + Gillespies
Designed by the multi-disciplinary design team featuring John Thompson and Partners (JTP), Alan Dunlop Architects, and Gillespies, their proposal for the international tourist destination and ecological seaside resort on the Dapeng Peninsula made the final shortlist in the competition. Their design concept draws inspiration from the beauty, tranquillity and characteristics of the siteand learning lessons from examples and exemplars both in China and internationally. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Location: Salford, England
Design team leader: Jim Gibson, Partner, Gillespies
Public Realm & Landscape Designer: Gillespies
Buildings Architects: Wilkinson Eyre, Chapman Taylor, Fairhurst Design Group, Sheppard Robson
Masterplan: Benoy Architects
Main Contractor: Bovis Lend Lease
Structural and Civil Engineer: Jacobs UK
M&E Engineers: AECOM
Quantity Surveyor: Gleeds
Landscape Contractor: English Landscapes
Lighting Consultant: Pinniger & Partners
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Darren Hartley Photography and Ben Page Photography