The Diller Scofidio + Renfro design for the new Zaryadye Park in Moscow aims to bring tundra, forest, steppe and wetlands to the city. This is done by creating artificial microclimates for each landscape topology. Wind, temperature and daylight are regulated in order to create zones for these microclimates.
The designers also talk about ”wild urbanism” which aims to create a ”raw interface between buildings and landscape”. The park has a paving system that gradually changes between completely paved and completely natural. Blurring the boundaries of wild and tamed, built and natural, is certainly an intriguing notion. It will be very interesting see the park and its different layers in action when the construction is completed later this year.