Zaryadye Park Cultural Centre
First new park developed in the city for over 50 years
Iconic, architecturally important designs for park buildings
Highly sustainable design utilises renewable energy and passive design
Located on 13 acres of land a stone’s throw from the Kremlin and Red Square, Zaryadye Park Cultural Centre aspires to celebrate Russia’s heritage through contemporary design. The site is situated in the heart of an area that reflects a range of the capital’s architecture, stretching from the 16th to 20th centuries.
In collaboration with DSR Architects BuroHappold won the international design competition to work on Zaryadye Park Cultural Centre, which is the first public park to be built in Moscow for over 50 years. The infrastructure includes a new museum and gallery spaces, education and park management facilities, underground parking and an external special events space
A key challenge for our team was the creation of the large grid shell designed to accommodate the new Moscow Philharmonic Hall, a key attraction in the park. Additionally, the client’s brief sought to create a highly sustainable park, incorporating low energy and passive design solutions for the cultural buildings.
The roof canopy design emerged through a consideration of the integrated environment and energy ideals, consistent with the architect’s wild urbanism vision and concept.
To meet the client’s desire of delivering a highly sustainable park we developed load profiles of the various underground buildings, produced an energy strategy and optimised the use of renewable energy opportunities into an on site energy co-generation solution. We integrated natural ventilation and natural daylighting into the building form to maximize the passive opportunities. Our infrastructure team developed sustainable stormwater designs, providing the opportunity to collect rainwater on site and re-use use this for irrigation and grey water use.
The now completed Zaryadye Park Cultural Centre achieves its aim of bringing nature into the urban environment, allowing both to merge and interact. The park provides a haven for Moscow’s community while paying tribute to the city’s architectural history.
Client: Open Joint-Stock Company Rossiya
Promoter: NIiPI for the General Plan of the City of Moscow
Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Landscape architect: Hargreaves Associates
Services provided by BuroHappold: Environment and infrastructure, structural engineering, building services engineering (MEP), energy consulting
Delivering an ambitious park and cultural centre that celebrates Moscow's past while creating a beautiful space for future generations. Image: Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Hargreaves Associates and Citymakers
A key challenge for our team was the creation of the large grid shell designed to accommodate the new Moscow Philharmonic Hall. Image: Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Hargreaves Associates and Citymakers
A hybrid landscape where the natural and the build environment cohabit to create a new type of public space. Image: Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Hargreaves Associates and Citymakers
This new type of public space evokes characteristics from the surrounding historic architecture. Image: Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Hargreaves Associates and Citymakers
The infrastructure includes a new museum, education and park management facilities, underground parking and an external special events space. Image: Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Hargreaves Associates and Citymakers
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