President Vladimir Putin has gifted Moscow with a new park - a free public space right next to the Kremlin.
President Vladimir Putin has gifted Moscow with a new park – a free public space right next to the Kremlin. Designed by the US architects behind New York’s High Line, Zarydaye Park is a bold step in city branding, aiming to demonstrate that Moscow is open to the world and to innovation. But does it break new ground for large-scale development projects in 21st century Russia? For Global Business, Lucy Ash explores some of the prizes and pitfalls of this notoriously bumpy terrain.
Boris Bernaskoni, architect, Bernaskoni Bureau
Galina Gordushina, Head of Engineering, Mosinzhproekt
Sergei Kuznetsov, Chief Architect of Moscow
Michal Murawski, anthropologist, Queen Mary University
Anton Pominov, Director, Transparency International Russia
Charles Renfro, architect, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Saskia Sassen, sociologist, Columbia University
Producer: Dorothy Feaver
Photo: Zaryadye Park
Credit: Iwan Baan