A PARK WITH MINIMUM INTERVENTION AND GREATEST EFFECT
FOREST PARK 2.0 is one of the main public spaces of the newly designed residential neighborhood ‘Scandinavia & White nights’ in Moscow based on several fundamental principles
OPTIMISED EXISTING NATURE
Forest Park 2.0 is a park gently inserted into a forest. There are 1130 trees growing on site and we preserve 99% of them. To enrich the variety of trees we introduce new species, and we propose to plan around 217 trees on site. All the trees species are selected to survive Moscow climate and can be purchased in Russia. The existing pond is going to be revitalized to original glory and ecological quality.
CATALYST OF THE NETWORK
Nature optimizes its value both recreationally and ecologically when it becomes a part of a larger ecological network. Since Forest Park 2.0 is situated at the crossing of the Promenade and the Park Connection, it is designed to be smoothly connected both to adjacent surroundings and to destinations in large distances. All the parts of the park will be comfortable for walking, jogging biking, and accessible by disabled users. Instead of steps, all the topographical differences are being overcome by gentle ramps.
DIVERSE “ROOMS” IN A FOREST
Despite high density of preserved forest trees, Forest Park 2.0 offers a wide range of spaces and programs between trees as if they are a series of intimate “rooms” in the park. A variety of these “rooms” are prepared to welcome guests of any age group.
“The Loop” is a special architectural/landscape devise designed for the Forest Park 2.0. It accumulates a diverse public space elements/furniture and becomes singular public furniture. Its shape was strictly determined to optimize the preservation of existing forest trees. The Loop is also where financial investment focuses, keeping the rest of the park as a WILD NATURE - low cost & low maintenance yet lush and beautiful area.