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Sarner wins competition to transform Gorky Central Park in Krasnoyarsk, Russia

We are delighted to share that Sarner, together with partners LDA Design and MAParchitects, has won a major international design competition to rethink Gorky Central Park in Krasnoyarsk, one of Siberia’s largest cities.

Winter fun

Working in partnership with LDA Design and MAParchitects, Sarner will help transform 15-hectares of green space on the banks of the Yenisei River to create a stunning central park for all ages and all seasons.

Krasnoyarsk is at the beating heart of Siberia. The land has long provided a reason to come, live and relish this corner of Russia, mining, forestry, and farming have long been a pull to bring people to the land.

Our consortium's concept for Gorky Central Park is to celebrate, educate and revive the people of Krasnoyarsk through a world-class park built on history, heritage and the power of her people with the help of our forward-thinking and committed client – Rusal, one of the world’s leading producers of aluminium, with a low carbon footprint and high contribution to environmental conservation.

Our team's vision sees the Park become a place of adventure and belonging. The masterplan rests on four pillars: Heritage, Culture, Health and Wellbeing. New attractions make this central green space fit for the 21st century, and give more people more reasons to be there, including two new iconic playgrounds, a sculpture park, museum, a new water-sports centre with open swimming and restaurant, fire pits, an outdoor cinema, cabins and stalls for winter markets, and an ice-skating track. At the heart is the ‘Gorka’, an observation tower with a slide, a striking new landmark with views over the Yenisei.

With the region’s story closely intertwined with its richness in natural resources, an immersive museum experience in the cutting-edge Media Centre will explore various facets of Rusal and educate visitors about aluminium and its production.

The competition was run by CENTER, Moscow’s Agency for Strategic Development, with support from the administration of Krasnoyarsk and client, Rusal. The scheme is expected to be delivered in 2021.