The competition begins. Press-conference
Sarner International Limited (Kingston-upon-Thames, Great Britain)
The land has long provided a reason to live in this corner of Russia, mining, forestry, and farming have long been a pull, our concept for Gorky Central Park will be to celebrate, educate and revive the people of Krasnoyarsk through a world class park built on history, heritage and the power of her people with the help of our forward thinking and committed client – RUSAL.
Consortium will provide what is so often missing, the everyday enjoyment, mystery, and intrigue that a Park of this importance can give. It will be a catalyst to regeneration providing activities, facilities, and recreation for people of all ages. The Park will be for everyone and will be a reason to stay.
Big idea of the company brings four key themes – Heritage, Culture, Health and Wellbeing to the plan. Amazing sunken play spaces, elevated mountain forts, biodiverse water gardens, an outdoor cinema, hot tubs, a viewing platform, fire pits, media centre, landmark gateways, ice skating and a great lawn all linked by the rejuvenated railway make this park, all that is missing is you.
PRAXYS (Paris, France)
UrbanPro (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
The City Garden of the XXI century finds a new meaning. It is not just a key element in the structure of green spaces in the historic city center. It has a genetic code – this is a place that still stores fragments of the relict Yenisei pine forest. It will become the starting point of a new Krasnoyarsk, which is impregnated by nature. Krasnoyarsk is the city in the forest. Our strategy is to bring back forest to the city. It is necessary to remove all discordant facilities and functions extraneous to the park, taking it out off-site.
Consortium returns silence to Krasnoyarsk residents, allow them to disconnect from the city noise. In the City Garden you can be in nature, without leaving the city. The City Garden becomes a place where people become thinkers and contemplators, gain peace of mind and tranquility. A City Garden reduces stress on the sensory organs and human attention.
Designed today, the City Garden remembers the historical eras that it witnessed. The company is not proposing a “modern replica”- they integrating history into modernity, maintaining the sense of identity of Krasnoyarsk residents. In a metaphorical and partly literal sense, the City Garden is a journey into the past. This allows, in particular, to combine the context of the park with the Historical Quarter next to it - to enhance the perception of both.
Company unfold the nature of the City Garden with a “film set” for a photographer. Thus, they turn it into the main scenery of the Krasnoyarsk citizens’ life. The City Garden will outlive generations, left in photos and Instagram posts.
Culture of Lighting (Moscow, Russia)
Basis bureau sought to fulfill 3 essential goals with this concept:
• Show the character of the region and remind of its history;
• Preserve the local identity in design elements and details;
• Create a park people can be proud of.
Taking into account the importance of greenery for industrial cities, the project suggests returning nature into the historical centre. A special focus is given to revival and increase the diversity of local flora. The mighty Siberian Nature – an actual part of taiga – will become a new site in the city centre. The famous Stolby Nature Sanctuary and the culture surrounding them are reflected in landscape forming and choice of materials.
The aesthetic image of the park architecture was inspired by the red shade of the raw materials extracted in the region that also gave the city its name – Krasnoyarsk. Krasny (Red) Yar – Red soil: syenite, marl, aluminum. These materials will shape the aesthetics of the space, since they’re beautifully integrated into the urban habitat.
Krasnoyarsk is the capital of Siberian cuisine, so both the locals and the tourists will appreciate the best food joints and producers in one place. The halls will be furnished with the state-of-the-art air filtering technology. The clean air will come down from the ceiling as vapor, creating an unforgettable atmosphere. The inner garden will host festivals in the summer and act as a skating rink in the winter.
The updated park will host cultural events, exhibitions and workshops. There will be a number of halls for lectures and exhibitions, and also a new multi-purpose object venue with a multimedia scree, fit for any weather conditions. The architectural complex will be located underground. The walls will be finished with natural stone and in warm weather the facades will be open, so that more people could see the shows.
Development Concept for Gorky Central Park in Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Among the participants of the competition are companies engaged in urban development and planning, public space development, architecture and design, which have been operating in the Russian Federation and capable of bringing to their team professionals in economics, finances and content programming.
During Stage 1 three finalists will be selected based on their submitted portfolios and essays. During Stage 2 the three finalists will submit their development concepts.
The three finalists selected to create development concepts will be awarded 900 000 rubles each, including all the taxes and fees.
Following the second Jury meeting, the finalists will receive an additional payment according to their ranking place:
1st place – 1 800 000 rubles;
2nd place — 1 000 000 rubles;
3rd place — 500 000 rubles.
Introductory webinar for participants of the competition
Application submission closes
Jury meeting. Selection of the finalists
28 - 29.10.2020
Orientation seminar for the finalists
Concept submission closes
Final jury meeting. Selection of the winner
Alexander UssGovernor of Krasnoyarsk Region, Chairman of the Jury
Peter VerdyckDirector of the Provincial Parks of the Antwerp Region, Belgium, International Curator of the Competition
Sergei EreminMayor of Krasnoyarsk
Evgenii NikitinCEO of RUSAL
Elena BezdenezhnykhVice-President of RUSAL on regional policy and government relations
Yulia SolovarovaChief Architect of Krasnoyarsk
Konstantin ShumovChief Architect of Krasnoyarsk Region
Sergei GeraschenkoDirector of School of Architecture and Design, Siberian Federal University
Dmitriy NarinskiyCorresponding Member of the Moscow Branch of the International Academy of Architecture (IAAM-MAAM (Eurasia))
Irina KrymovaExpert on state historical and cultural expertise
Clissold Park is located in London, and is a favourite recreation spot for local residents. Originally, the 28 hectares that make up the park was the property of banker Jonathan Hoar, who had a villa built here in the late 18th century. In 1887, the villa and the territory around it went into the public domain.
In 2012, the LDA Architect company renovated the park. The renovation included rebuilding the original architectural and landscaping elements, including the Arcadian hill and the artificial New River waterway which was originally built to bring drinking water to London. New bridges were built in the park, as well as modern playgrounds and a skate-park. New functions were found for the buildings which were already present on the territory of the park. New paths were built to improve the park's infrastructure. The park's ponds also underwent renovation. New wells were drilled to ensure uninterrupted water supply for the ponds. These improved the water quality and reduced maintenance and operating costs for the ponds.
As part of the rebuilding of the Mercati di Traiano, a landscaping experiment was carried out, involving the installation of a temporary structure to update the significance of the heritage site. A key objective of the renovation was to completely preserve the property. To this end, the architects created a carpet of vegetation floating above ground, which was delicately integrated into the territory of the heritage site going around all of its important elements. The structure is a raised steel container with grass planted inside, and holes allowing you to bypass the various ruins. The shape of the floating carpet is further emphasised with red lighting.
Key design solutions:
- a temporary structure raised above the ground is integrated into a heritage site;
- creation of the effect of a second ground level;
- lighting design that highlights the unique shape of the structure.
The award-winning Helen Diller Civic Center Playground is a much-needed revitalization of public space in the cultural core of San Francisco, resulting from a design collaboration between Endrestudio Architects & Engineers and Andrea Cochran Landscape Architects. Surrounded by City Hall, the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and the Asian Art Museum, the plaza is highly visible and active at all hours of the day.
The park focal points during are three expressive playstructures that were inspired by the often mercurial weather patterns of San Francisco: ‘Fog Valley’ lopes slowly along the ground, emerging from a ramp into a ladder and finally twisting into overhead monkey bars in a continuous loop. ‘Sky Punch’ spirals up above the park in an open helical sweep connected with a warping blue net, and descends in a graceful slide. The form of the net creates an invisible boundary in that children cannot fall more than a few inches off the path but it feels completely open, adding to the excitement of play. ‘Lenticular Cloud’ creates a layered world of blue mesh nets, where the challenge of finding new paths through to the enormous floating ring creates opportunities for explorative play.
At night the park’s focus shifts to the nearly seventy Pixel Poles: stainless steel posts with built in LED display caps that are centrally controlled and fully programmable. The poles glow, flicker, and dance, joining in the hum and buzz of an evening at the Civic Center. In addition, artist Anticlockwise Arts programmed and installed interactive projections which respond to visitor’s movements as the pass through and around the plaza.
A landscaping experiment which aims to integrate modern technologies into public spaces. Longfor G-Park is located in North-West Beijing, a short distance from the offices of world famous IT companies, such as Huawei, Lenovo, Baidu. The park is positioned as a possible future model for an interactive landscape, controlled by modern technologies. At the same time, the garden design technologies used are integrated with the surrounding environment in the most unobtrusive way possible.
Key design solutions:
- interactive exchange of energy, transformation of body movements into electricity by means of using special reactive panels that collect energy from walking/jumping;
- an autonomous ecosystem: the park supplies its own water and energy by utilising thin film solar panels and reservoirs that recycle rain water;
- an outdoor office: there is a mobile box for 5-10 people with glass walls that support transparent or opaque mode.