The International Competition for Zaryadye Park in Moscow, Russia, the most ambitious in Russia for the past decade, has been officially launched at parkzaryadye.com on April 18, 2013. The deadline for submission of Applications is May 22, 2013. The Competition is initiated by Russia's Federal and Moscow City authorities.
Zaryadye is a unique historic district in downtown Moscow, on the bank of Moskva river, adjacent to the Kremlin and the Red Square. After the demolition of Hotel Russia, the site has remained abandoned for over 6 years. In late January, 2012, it was proposed to turn this 130 000 sq. m area into a multi-functional public park. This challenging project has the potential to be one of Moscow's largest and most significant pubic space development projects in recent decades, attracting much attention both inside and outside Russia.
The aim of this Competition is to develop an Architecture and Landscaping Design Concept that will form the basis for the creation of a contemporary Park with a high quality infrastructure that will be open for the public all year round.
Architects, landscape architects and urban planners, who can bring together multidisciplinary teams of specialists in the fields of engineering, management of public spaces, entertainment industry, cultural programming, economy, sociology, anthropology, dendrology, ecology and wildlife management, are expected to participate in the Competition.
The competition is held in two phases. In the first phase of the competition, six teams will be selected by the Jury to develop final design proposals to be submitted for the second phase of the Competition.
Among the Members of the Jury Panel there are Martha Schwartz, Head of Martha Schwartz Partners (UK); Ken Smith, Principal of WORKSHOP: Ken Smith Landscape Architect (USA); Martha Thorne, Executive Director, Pritzker Architecture Prize (Spain); Peter Walker, Head of PWP Landscape Architecture (USA) and other notable experts, including Sergey Kuznetsov, Chief Architect of Moscow and many others.
Full rules of the Competition, Application Forms and Procedures, Information about the Jury Panel and updates regarding the stages of the Competition are available on the Official Website of the Competition at http://parkzaryadye.com.