Parks are an important component of modern cities, the lungs of their ecosystems and the heart of public life. Since 2014, the Agency for Strategic Development CENTER has held competitions to update the design code and create programs for the future development of green islands within many locations in Russia.
In 8 years, 7 successful competitions have been staged.
Which parks have been the subjects of Competitions?
1. Mitino Landscape Park (Moscow)
Winner: Consortium under the leadership of Russian bureau ARTEZA.
Concept: Mitino Red Park Preservation of the park’s unique natural landscape, emphasis on historical heritage and water resources, and creation of a unique image component of the park.
The idea: a park with history.
3. Zoo & Botanical Garden (Kazan, Tatarstan)
Concept: The harmony of flora and fauna.
Idea: Plant patterns, typical of Tatar functional art, emphasize the inextricable connection of all forms of life on Earth.
6. Gorky Central Park (Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsk Territory)
Winner: Consortium headed by MAParchitects.
Concept: A Symbiosis of Heritage, Culture, Health and Active Lifestyle.
Idea: Reconnecting the park to the local cultural heritage and sharing new knowledge with people living in Krasnoyarsk. The Central Park drives regeneration of the city.
A modern park is not only an object of landscape architecture, but also a driver of the city’s renewal. For proper development of the recreational space, there are many factors to consider:
Thanks to the corporate identity competitions, many parks in Russia have received the resources needed for successful development for many years to come, and architects and landscape designers have been given an opportunity to make history.