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Moscow seeks architect to overhaul Sokolniki Park

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An open international contest has been launched to upgrade Moscow’s Sokolniki Park

The prestigious contest – backed by Moscow’s Department of Culture and Agency for Parks and Recreation – seeks to create a 15 year ‘conceptual framework’ to improve the city centre green space.

The winning team – set to be announced on 17 September – will introduce new landscapes and programming to the 515-hectare park used by the Russian Tsars for falcon hunting in the fifteenth century.

The project will also build on the unique ecology and cultural heritage of Moscow’s largest open space as part of a sustainable long-term financial model for its future.  

Sergey Georgiyevskiy of competition organiser ArchPolis said: ‘We see this competition as an effective means of generating the best ideas, with the potential to spark broader changes in society.’

He continued: ‘It will help develop a plan for Sokolniki’s historic territory, one that rises to contemporary challenges, realises the park’s cultural potential, preserves its valued traditions and opens its landscapes to the city from a new perspective.’

The two-stage contest is open to architects, landscape architects, designers and planners. Teams are also encouraged to collaborate with public space, entertainment, cultural programming, economics and ecological professionals.

Sokolniki Parkwas laid out in nineteenth century as seven radial glades extending from a central circle. The main area of the park – around six kilometres from the Kremlin – is well used but most of the remaining terrain has become neglected.

The applications deadline is 17 June.






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