The panoramic restaurant overlooking the Moskva River and Zamoskvorechye District will open in Zaryadye Park in early October 2017. The interior will bear the style of the 1960s partially copying the design of the former Rossiya Hotel that was earlier located on the site.
“The restaurant is situated in the south-western part of Zaryadye Park close to Moskvoretskaya Embankment, overlooking the river and the city. The building has an unusual façade. Its topmost part – the roof includes the park’s landscaped pedestrian zone created by a terrace with a lawn. The walls are made of stained glass four to six metres high. The glass ceiling above the dining room serves as a window looking into the sky as well as a translucent lamp formed by multi-angular elements,” said Moscow’s Chief Architect and Head of Zarydye Park design team Sergei Kuznetsov.
The building covers over 1,800 square metres. The retro-restaurant can seat 299 people. It can serve over 1,200 visitors daily. There is an exit to the roof garden which has a path with glass railings linked with Zaryadye Park pedestrian routes.
The interior will partially be a reproduction of the former Rossiya Hotel with the same dark blue ceilings. The walls will be decorated with paintings depicting plots on space exploration typical of interiors of the 1960s.
Zaryadye natural landscape park was opened on 9 September in Moscow’s historical district of the same name. The opening ceremony was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin. The park received its first visitors between 9-10 September. These were school and boarding school pupils and children from large families.
Since 11 September, Zaryadye Park has been open to the general public. Park goers are able to perform A Flight Over Moscow on an amusement ride with a 13-metre screen and visual effects, go down into an underground museum with archaeological exhibits and explore the artificial Ice Cave in the Nature Centre pavilion, view the Kremlin towers and the Moskva River bank from the River Overlook bridge. The park is fitted with a smart lighting system which is controlled remotely producing visual effects.
On Mondays (from 18 September), opening hours are 2 pm – 10 pm. The pavilions begin work at 2 pm as well. On other days, the schedule will be the same as before – from 10 am to 10 pm and pavilions – from 10 am to 8 pm. Entrance is up until 9 pm.
Entrance to the park, the River Overlook bridge and the pavilions is provided at 15-minute intervals to control the distribution of visitors and monitor the park’s venues.