We’re excited to announce that the Bolshevik Factory in Moscow has been shortlisted in the 2019 Landscape Institute Awards in the Heritage, Culture and Art category. JMP’s landscape scheme integrates historically important 19th century industrial fabric with new build across 6ha of new public realm, linking new Grade A office accommodation, high-end residential elements and a new Museum of Russian Impressionism – also designed by the practice.
Opening up a previously derelict site to the public realm for the first time, the sequence of spaces, courtyards and gardens limits vehicular movement to the perimeter of the site to create a pedestrian-only landscaped spine for the project developed by 01 Properties.
A shared-surface entrance courtyard welcomes pedestrians from the adjacent Leningradsky Prospekt to a sheltered podium landscape within the main courtyard. This is conceived as a series of seating areas made up of blocks and planes – a design metaphor for the crates and palettes that would once have crammed the main courtyard.
Aidan Potter, Partner, John McAslan and Partners said: ‘The Bolshevik Factory is a model of adaptive re-use, transforming an important example of Moscow’s industrial heritage into a high quality, mixed-use contemporary urban environment.’