Unusual Architecture + [Turenscape]

Mosca, Russia: [ZARYADYE PARK BY TURENSCAPE]
Zaryadye Park by Turenscape

Rooted in the genius loci of Moscow and the site, the Zaryadye Park, a proposal by the Turenscape, is designed as an urban ecosystem that provides multiple eco-services to the city and people.

Zaryadye Park by Turenscape

By overlaying the richness of site’s historical layers, the Park becomes a living puzzle that locks together the city’s memory, culture, ecology and people, which reveals the memory of the past and makes a prophecy for the future.

Zaryadye Park by Turenscape

Zaryadye Park is a contemporary landscape with a new aesthetic based on environmental ethics: it offers high performance and requires low maintenance; it repairs the broken connections between man and nature. Its main feature – the Blue Circle is the perfect counterpoint to the Red Square.

Zaryadye Park by Turenscape

Challenges of the site that the proposal needs to deal with are:

  • Urban Ecology: storm water and snow melts from surrounding
  • National Identity: an icon with representative, authentic, natural and cultural landscape
  • Harsh Climate: cold winter and hot summer
  • Recreation and Tourism: provides intimate spaces and also for activities in a crowd setting
  • Heritage and history: existing buildings as open-air museum
  • Site Connectivity: linking Red Square, waterfront, and context

Zaryadye Park by Turenscape

In order to deal with the challenges we adopted a design strategy, which provides:

  • A functional ecosystem that cleans and filtrates city’s storm water and snow melt and support native biodiversity
  • A new icon of Moscow that represents an authentic natural and cultural landscape
  • An oasis that regulates the harsh climate and urban environment and acts as a retreat to provide an intimate experience of nature
  • A place that gathers people and stages different activities in all seasons and weather
  • A public ‘balcony’ and open museum for the city which catches the best views of Moscow ’s heritage skyline
  • A uniting space that connects the surrounding urban fabric and the waterfront

Zaryadye Park by Turenscape

Zaryadye Park – the Blue Circle of Moscow – is an integration of 4 layers. Firstly, it is a system of Designed Natures. It is composed of 5 major landscape elements that represent Russian vernacular landscapes – them being, the monastery gardens, meadow, constructed wetland, reflection pond and birch forest.

Zaryadye Park by Turenscape

Secondly, the scheme brings to the fore the footprints remnants on the site. The design visualizes the imprints of the historical buildings and streetscape that lies underneath, and transforms these imprints into a functional wetland and ground pattern.

Zaryadye Park by Turenscape

Thirdly, there are the Winter gardens. Service facilities including café, restaurant, and temporary exhibitions are contained in glass houses. Lastly, there is the Boardwalk and Skywalk system that are detached from the ground and that integrate seating with platforms and environmental interpretation system for people to experience the designed natures.

Zaryadye Park by Turenscape
Zaryadye Park by Turenscape
Zaryadye Park by Turenscape
Zaryadye Park by Turenscape
Zaryadye Park by Turenscape
Zaryadye Park by Turenscape