We've been showcasing a few of the finalist Park Russia proposals all week, but things just wouldn't feel complete without a better look into the Cushman & Wakefield consortium's first-place entry.
UK-based practice Gillespies -- who served as the group's Design Team Leader, Masterplanner and Landscape Architect -- sent us more images from the group's winning proposal.
"Park Russia is an ambitious tourism and cultural project on over 1,000 hectares and 30 km south of Moscow near Domodedovo airport. The consortium’s winning proposals provided the Jury with a masterplan and business strategy showing three main zones of the park and opportunities for investment in leisure projects for the day visitor and in the development of a strong tourism resort destination where large numbers of visitors will stay in the park."
"The business strategy shows a 12 year investment period, principally by the private sector, and Cushman & Wakefield show how viable development projects can be marketed to the private sector. The development is to have strong “green” building credentials and intends to optimise rail access from Moscow and Domodedovo to cope with the large numbers of annual visitors ranging up to a potential 10 million per annum. Russian cultural experts NEBA directed the unique cultural & heritage program of the proposals.
Cushman & Wakefield and consortium companies will start working on the project in the beginning of 2014 with the aim of mobilizing private sector investment."
"The master-planners were UK based:
- Gillespies was the Design Team Leader, Masterplanner and Landscape Architect for the competition-winning design
- Buro Happold created an engineering framework for Park Russia to become an exemplar for green development in Russia, defining a new standard for integrated design including a strategic rail and road plan with an emphasis on public transport
- Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios were responsible for designing the cultural and commercial heart of the Park proposal with a particular focus on the central transport interchange hub that will be the gateway to key attractions
- Rider Levett Bucknall provided the costs and project programming inputs to the financial model
- Fourth Street placemaking economists provided the destination economic analysis."
"Jim Diggle, Partner at Gillespies who led the design team says of the competition winning design: 'Park Russia features an inspiring and compelling design vision captured in a robust Masterplan framework. It has been designed to be delivered flexibly over many years. It will be an unforgettable destination based on multiple and complimentary attractions, offering layers of interest with fun and learning experiences for all. Gillespies’ Masterplan for Park Russia celebrates the country’s unique history, cultural legacy and future. Park Russia embraces innovative sustainable design, with best practice green principles enshrined in the Masterplan and major constituent design components such as buildings, landscape and supporting infrastructure.'"
"The Cushman & Wakefield consortium comprises:
Russian companies: Strategy Partners Group, NEBA Cultural, Terra Viva, Country Format
International masterplanners from the UK: Gillespies, Buro Happold, Rider Levett Bucknall, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios & Fourth Street Place Consultants (UK)
Specialists: Puy du Fou International (France), MaxMakers (Switzerland), Jack Rouse Associates (USA), Ray Hole Architects (UK), Populous (UK), & Conventional Wisdom (USA)."
All images courtesy of Gillespies.
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