News 14.01.2014

Park Russia: Gillespies leads design team for winning entry

A consortium compiled by Cushman & Wakefield, with design team led by Gillespies, has been selected as the winner of the contest organised by the Russia Geographic Society and Moscow Region Government for the Masterplan and Business Strategy, for the development of Park Russia. Park Russia is an ambitious tourism and cultural project on over 1,000 hectares and 30 km south of Moscow near Domodedovo airport.

Gillespies was the Design Team Leader, Masterplanner and Landscape Architect for the competition-winning design.  

Jim Diggle, Partner at Gillespies who led the design team says:

"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).

It is anticipated that the consortium will start working on the project in early 2014.

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