Open competition to create the development concept within Sokolniki Park

19 May – 17 September 2014


Principles for development of competitive proposals

  • Parks, created in line with modern trends.
  • Park with Identity: Sokolniki Park has a unique planning structure, while also enjoying the status of the garden/park masterpiece and featuring individual tree species plants at each alley.
  • More equalized usage across territory: currently, the park's functional usage components are concentrated near the entrance to the park; it is important to "open up" the territories located within for the visitors.
  • Economic sustainability: the economic model needs to provide for the balanced system of paid and free services, enabling the park to remain a recreation space for all categories of visitors.
  • Integration with other Moscow parks

Competition objective

To create the park development concept for the next 15 years, aligned with modern trends in open public space development and needs of audiences.


  • Sergey KapkovSergey KapkovFormer Minister of Moscow Government, former Director of the Culture Department
  • Gabrielle FilippiniGabrielle FilippiniArchitect, Studio Arch Gabriele Filippini
  • Marina LyulchukMarina LyulchukDirector of Mosgorpark Unified Directorship
  • Murrel Russo-OvchinnikovMurrel Russo-OvchinnikovFounder and Creative Director of Lieu Commun agency, Painter, Designer, Illustrator
  • Yulia ShakhnovskayaYulia ShakhnovskayaDirector of the Polytechnic Museum
  • Natalya DanilinaNatalya DanilinaDirector of Zapovedniki eco-center
  • Taisia VolftrubTaisia VolftrubPresident of Russian Association of Landscape Architects
  • Eugene AsseEugene AssePresident of Architectural School MARSh
  • Yulia KudryashovaYulia KudryashovaDeputy Director of the Department for Nature Usage and Environmental Protection of Moscow City
  • Anna AndreevaAnna Andreeva Founder of the studio Alphabet city
  • Olga GritsanOlga GritsanDirector of the Department for Park Territories Development Department, Unified Directorship Mosgorpark
  • Guillermo PenalosaGuillermo PenalosaDirector of 8-80 cities organization (Canada), expert on development of city parks and city mobility promotion
  • Yelena GonsalezYelena GonsalezArchitectural Critic, curator of Arhmoskva exhibition
  • Digby WhiteDigby WhiteChief Executive Director of the International Federation for Parks and Recreation Locations Directorship
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