Zaryadye Park sits on a historically charged site saturated by both Russia’s collective past and evolving aspirations. The design aims to create a park borne of Russian and Muscovite heritage as well as one that draws on the latest construction technologies and sustainability strategies.
The park incorporates four Russian landscape typologies: tundra, steppe, forest and wetland. These zones are organized in terraces that descend from northeast to southwest, with each layering over the next to create a set of programmed spaces integrated into the landscape. Energy is harvested with sustainable technologies and passive measures and create augmented microclimates that encourage 24/7, year-round enjoyment. The resulting landscape is hot and cold, wet and dry, familiar and unknown; Zaryadye Park embodies the past and the future simultaneously.
The visitors of the park are exposed to various moments of augmented micro-climatic experiences. Locations sheltered from winds and exposed to increased solar radiation offer warm retreats in winter.
Architects: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Landscape Architects: Hargreaves Associates
Infrastructure: Buro Happold