Similar to the “friends of the high-line” a new group called “friends of zaryadye” formed in Moscow in order to support the development of a new park in the center of Moscow. The site has a long history being close to the Kreml. During the Soviet Union time a huge modernist hotel named “Hotel Russia” was occupying the site. After the demolition of the hotel there was a master planning of Sir Norman Foster and Partners from London to redesign the site. Followed by years as an abandoned site and probably the most prominent advertisement board in Moscow there is now the discussion to give back the site to the people of Moscow.
During the Moscow Architecture Biennale a group of experts will discuss the potential of the site with the public. Along with other members of FutureCityLab such as Helmut Meyer (Transsolar), Federico Parolotto (Mobility in Chain) and Oliver Schulze (Gehl Architects) anOtherArchitect : Daniel Dendra is part of this experts committee and referencing on the AirPark 2.Zero in Berlin.
more info here: http://www.zaryadye.org/experts.html