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We Share Unique Photos: Zaryadye Park Turns 2 years!

9 September 2019
Zaryadye park was opened on September 9, 2017. It was built in a record short time of two and a half years. Today the park is a new symbol of Moscow, a world-famous landmark and a cultural and educational center, where significant for the city and country events are held.


Zaryadye is the youngest Moscow park created in the center of the city. It was built from scratch on the site of the dilapidated building of Rossiya Hotel, which was officially recognized as the largest in the world. There were only foundation and wasteland covered with building fence left from the Soviet giant. In 2012, President V.Putin and Mayor of Moscow S.Sobyanin decided to place a park here.00


In 2013, an international tender on the creation of landscape and architectural concept of Zaryadye park was organized. International consortium led by the architectural bureau Diller Scofidio + Renfro was announced the winner of the tender. The authors’ idea was to create a comfortable open public space, where nature and technology, education and entertainment, history and modernity coexist and complement each other.

Work on the project brought together international experts on landscape architecture, urban studies, transport, botany, dendrology, agrology, and environmental engineering. The construction of this scale in the historical center of Moscow required careful attitude to cultural heritage sites, thus building materials and soil were delivered by water in order not to block nearby streets and prevent traffic jams.


Today, Zaryadye is known all over the world. The park has won several major international awards in the field of architecture and marketing. During the World Cup Zaryadye was visited by 1.5 million tourists from different countries.

Within 2 years, more than 23 million people have visited the park. Thank you for coming with family and friends, attending concerts, lectures and exhibitions, choosing this particular place to relax. The park blooms not only in the spring but every time it is filled with guests!
Together with you, we are creating the history of Zaryadye. Congratulations!

Photo: Evgeny Samarin and Mikhail Kolobaev

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