The redevelopment project, implemented by the NRDN Architects, solved the problem of improving a small courtyard public space in the outskirts of Moscow with a minimum budget. The initial problems of the territory are transit traffic of pedestrians and an undefined courtyard-park status, typical for a micro-district type of Russian urban areas. As a result, the space was neither an intimate courtyard nor a multifunctional public-park zone.
As part of the bureau’s project, the road and path network was reorganized, pedestrian and car flows were separated, the boundaries of the park zone were marked and park and courtyard were separated. New types of landscaping objects have been added, expanding yard’s functionality: awnings, gazebos, stage and atypical equipment for playgrounds. As a result, a new quality of the local environment has developed, new opportunities for recreation and communication have emerged for residents of surrounding houses.
The project was conductive to gentrification of Eastern Biryulyovo district located at the southern border of Moscow. It is a former working-class area, which recently saw major redevelopment and improvement of urban environment.
Project name: Apple garden in Biryulyovo
Company name: NRDN Architects
Contact email: email@example.com
Location: Moscow, Russia
Architects: Anton Ladygin, Dmitriy Selivokhin, Alexei Kurkov, Olga Karamzina
Area: 80100 m2
Photographs: Arseny Rossikhin