Moscow, Russian Federation
After winning the international design competition in 2013, Hargreaves Associates in collaboration with Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Citymakers celebrated the opening of Zaryadye park on September 9th 2017. This park is the first large scale public park to open in Moscow in the last 50 years.
Zaryadye Park, a 13 hectare (32 acre) park in the heart of Moscow, represents a historic transformation of Russia’s capital that will demonstrate Moscow’s commitment to innovative design for 21st century civic spaces. The design is based on the principle of Wild Urbanism, a hybrid landscape where the natural and the built cohabit to create a new type of public space. Characteristic elements of the historic district of Kitay-Gorod and the cobblestone paving of Red Square are combined with the lush gardens of the Kremlin to create a new park that is both urban and green. Located on a site that was occupied throughout Moscow’s history, and until the early 1990’s by the Rossiya Hotel, the rubble filled site had sat fallow until the park’s development. Zaryadye Park is the missing link that completes the collection of world-famous monuments and urban districts forming central Moscow.