Narodnyi Architector bureau implemented a project of comprehensive redevelopment of the Golitsynsky pond in Gorky Park. The latter is the most popular public park in Moscow, located in a picturesque area in the center of the city along the eponymous river. In December 2020, the project was awarded a bronze diploma of the XI Russian National Prize for Landscape Architecture.
Golitsynsky pond was initially a lake, which was transformed into a pond in the Soviet period. The peculiarity of the object was that in the 1950s the banks of the pond were reinforced with concrete. As part of redevelopment of the embankment, the concrete was hidden under wooden terraces. Bureau also built ramps, lighting and benches. All structures were built without foundations to preserve the pond and the green area around it.
The highlight of the pond is the renewed swan pavilion, a home to the famous Gorky Park swan population. The previously dilapidated house was replaced by a non-capital floating pavilion. Its silhouette resembles the outline of a swan, and its wooden shingle trim evokes plumage.
Project name: Redevelopment of Golitsynsky pond in Gorky Park
Company name: Narodnyi Architector architectural bureau
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Moscow, Russia
Architects: Anton Ladygin, Dmitriy Selivokhin, Alexei Kurkov, Kira Tarbazheeva
Area: 221 m2
Photographs: Arseny Rossikhin