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Olive Beach / Wowhaus Architecture Bureau

  • 01:00 - 31 August, 2013
Olive Beach / Wowhaus Architecture Bureau
© Ivanov, Karpov, Yogastan
© Ivanov, Karpov, Yogastan

© Ivanov, Karpov, Yogastan © Ivanov, Karpov, Yogastan © Ivanov, Karpov, Yogastan © Ivanov, Karpov, Yogastan + 7

© Ivanov, Karpov, Yogastan
© Ivanov, Karpov, Yogastan

Text description provided by the architects. We came up with an idea for how to create an alternative to the main entrance to Gorky Park. By way of contrast with the granite and marble that are the dominant presence at the front entrance, we have used wood for the ‘welcome zone’ leading from Pushkin (Andreevsky) Bridge. On the desolate embankment of the River Moskva we have created a proper leisure zone with a beach, showers, and a bar. The wooden beach is a symbol of the renewed Gorky Park.

Olive Beach / Wowhaus Architecture Bureau, © Ivanov, Karpov, Yogastan
© Ivanov, Karpov, Yogastan

The diversely angled surface of the solarium does the same job as myriad deck loungers, resulting in a great saving of space on the river embankment. The solarium has been constructed in such a way that visitors can sit or lie down on almost any of the wooden surfaces which meet each other at different angles and descend to the water’s edge.

© Ivanov, Karpov, Yogastan
© Ivanov, Karpov, Yogastan

On a hot summer’s day this democratic spot is extremely popular with sunbathers. All kinds of activities and events are held here. Since swimming in the River Moskva is not advisable, we came up with the idea of a water feature for visitors. The shower consoles stand outside the solarium area, above the surface of the river.

© Ivanov, Karpov, Yogastan
© Ivanov, Karpov, Yogastan

Water from the showers collects in trays underneath and drains into the sewerage system. Next to the solarium is another universal recreational space – under a canopy which offers protection from the blazing sun. This canopy takes the form of a complex pergola and has space for a DJ. Under the bridge we have designed two bars with wooden terraces and canopies in an original shape.

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