Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Winning Proposal for Zaryadye Park: “Wild Urbanism”


UPDATE: The video detailing ’s winning proposal for ’s Zaryadye Park has just been released. In it the three partners discuss the central idea behind the proposal – “Wild Urbanism” – in which plants and people are of equal importance and “nature and architecture are merged into a seamless whole.” They explain how each of Russia’s varied landscapes – its tundra, steppe, forest, and wetland – will be imported to the park and overlapped into ”enfolded nodes” that will house sustainable, artificial micro-climates that will allow for year-round use of the park. 

The Strelka Institute has announced the winner of the two-stage international competition to design Zaryadye park, Moscow’s first park in over 50 years: Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

The consortium led by the New York-based firm, beat out an impressive shortlist. Russian-led TPO “Reserve” came second and MVRDV third.

Zaryadye Park, 13 acres of land just a minute’s walk from the Kremlin and the Red Square, is hoped to “project a new image of Moscow and Russia to the world.” See the renderings from Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s winning proposal for Moscow’s new and most important public space, after the break…

Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s winning proposal. Image Courtesy of KB Strelka
Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s winning proposal. Image Courtesy of KB Strelka
Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s winning proposal. Image Courtesy of KB Strelka
Entrance from the Red Square – Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s winning proposal. Image Courtesy of KB Strelka
Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s winning proposal – Masterplan. Image Courtesy of KB Strelka

Cite: Quirk, Vanessa. “Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Winning Proposal for Zaryadye Park: “Wild Urbanism”” 19 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Nov 2013. The original article…

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