Moscow River Competition

Moscow, Russia

Gillespies was part of the winning team, alongside Russian architects Project Meganom, for the Moscow River design competition, an international competition to regenerate the embankments and adjoining areas of an extensive length of the Moscow River in Russia.

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Moscow City Government had shortlisted high-quality international field to present proposals to transform the Moscow River from a "barrier" into a "link" in the city, restoring its historical status as the city's heart and most important transportation route.

Their masterplan proposal aimed to create a series of linear green spaces, while also incorporating new cultural and education spaces along the waterfront and improving the surrounding public transport. Gillespies’ proposals included a study for future embankment typologies, creating pedestrian and cyclist-friendly routes and activating the river with water‑level boardwalks amongst areas of floating reed beds.