Maintenance work on Zaryadye Park’s Ice Cave

Maintenance work on Zaryadye Park’s Ice Cave
Reopening: 31 March.

The Ice Cave in Zaryadye Park is closed for maintenance work and will reopen for the public on 31 March.

All the other places in the park are functioning as usual. Tickets are available in the Nature Embassy (Zapovednoye Posolstvo) and the underground museum, as well as at information stands.

The Ice Cave is a unique spatial installation designed by artist Alexander Ponomaryov and architect Alexei Kozyr.

This kingdom of ice and snow is open all around the year. The cave’s 14 km of metal tubes were used to freeze some 70 tonnes of water, which resulted in the natural formation of 750 square metres of ice and snow crystals.

The decision to create Zaryadye Park was made in 2012, and it opened in 2017 on the 870th City Day. The park is divided into four of the country’s natural climate zones and also has a glass bridge hovering above the Moskva, the Nature Embassy popular science centre, an exposition complex, as well as a media centre.

Last year, the park made it onto the Time magazine’s list of the world’s 100 greatest places of 2018

Apart from Zaryadye Park, the list also includes a number of other innovative spaces that attract both tourists and business people from all over the world. These include Museum MACAN in Jakarta (Indonesia), Austin Central Library (Texas, USA) and the Tippet Rise Art Center in Stillwater County (Montana, USA).

The rating was compiled based on a poll of media representatives and experts around the world.

Earlier, Zaryadye Park was included in the Civic and Cultural Building category of the shortlist of the prestigious architecture award, Dezeen Awards. Another 29 international architectural landmarks were also shortlisted.

Zaryadye Park has been shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival competition, in the Landscape: Urban Projects category. Apart from Zaryadye, the shortlist also included projects from Beijing, Singapore, Sidney and other global cities.

Zaryadye Park has received prestigious international awards before. Together with Luzhniki Stadium, it was shortlisted for the MIPIM Awards 2018. The park has also been nominated for the ArchDaily award in the Public Architecture category.