Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Winning Proposal for Zaryadye Park: “Wild Urbanism”
The video detailing Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s winning proposal for Moscow’s Zaryadye Park has just been released. In it the three partners discuss the central idea behind the proposal — “Wild Urbanism” — in which plants and people are of equal importance and “nature and architecture are merged into a seamless whole.” They explain how each ofRussia’s varied landscapes — its tundra, steppe, forest, and wetland — will be imported to the park and overlapped into “enfolded nodes” that will house sustainable, artificial micro-climates that will allow for year-round use of the park.
The Strelka Institute has announced the winner of the two-stage international competition to design Zaryadye park, Moscow’s first park in over 50 years: Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
The consortium led by the New York-based firm, beat out an impressive shortlist. Russian-led TPO “Reserve” came second and MVRDV third.
Zaryadye Park, 13 acres of land just a minute’s walk from the Kremlin and the Red Square, is hoped to “project a new image of Moscow and Russia to the world.”