Arquitectura Viva
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
24/11/2017

Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Zaryadye Park in Moscow opens

 
Beside the Moskva River and a minute’s walk from the Kremlin and Red Square, the Zaryadye was an over 50,000-square-meter urban void between Moscow’s tourist zone and the Kitay-Gorod business district. This area, inhabited in the past, has a troubled history and was destroyed by Stalin’s reconstruction plans to occupy the Eighth Sister tower, never carried out. Then came a succession of refurbishment projects. The world’s largest hotel, the Rossiya, went up in 1967 and came down in 2006, and in January 2012 the mayor’s office held an international competition for the country’s first new public park since 1957. The winner was the New York firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in collaboration with Hargreaves Associates and Citymakers.

Inaugurated recently, after four years of construction work, the ambitious park includes a series of curvilinear building containing restaurants, exhibition spaces, a philharmonic concert hall, and cantilevers from which people can enjoy sweeping views of the surroundings. Based on the concept of ‘wild urbanism,’ which integrates the built and the natural in hybrid landscapes, the park presents four biomass types in terraces arranged from northeast to southwest: the tundra, the steppe, the forest, and the wetlands.
AV Monografías 206 - LAN AV Monographs
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English texts placed side by side.
Arquitectura Viva 205 - AMERICA IMPORTS Arquitectura Viva
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story, works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013 on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
AV Proyectos 86 - MVRDV AV Proyectos
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details), heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.
;
Editorial Arquitectura Viva SL - Calle de Aniceto Marinas, 32 - E-28008 Madrid, España - Ph: (+34) 915 487 317 - Fax: (+34) 915 488 191 - AV@ArquitecturaViva.com - Latest News in RSS