On 9 September, it will be two years since the opening of Zaryadye Park, which was timed to the 870th anniversary of Moscow. This is the largest park to appear in Moscow centre over the last 70 years. It features a unique botanical collection, cultural monuments and artefacts found during archaeological excavations in the area and during the Park's construction. Over the two years, it has had 23 million visitors.
The Park has the River Overlook Footbridge, the Nature Centre, the Exhibition Hall, the Ice Cave, the Concert Hall, the Media Centre, the Underground Archaeological Museum and the Glass Crust amphitheatre.
Zaryadye regularly hosts lectures, concerts, Moscow Longevity classes, exhibitions and other events. In April, a permanent exhibition opened on the Kitai-Gorod Wall, displaying seven replicas of medieval missile weapons, with their size and weight fully meeting the historical originals. More recently, at the end of August, the Park hosted a landscape design and gardening festival.
This March, the Park received a special jury prize of MIPIM Awards 2019, the international competition of real estate and innovative projects, as the Best Urban Restoration Project.
Zaryadye was shortlisted for the award in 2018, too, but it received a special award only a year later, when a new concert hall opened, a unique facility with transforming stage, perfect acoustics and high-quality musical instruments, including an organ by Mühleisen (France).
In 2018, Time ranked Zaryadye Park as one of the best locations in the world. The list includes Museum MACAN (Indonesia), Austin Public Library (Texas), and the Rising Sun Arts Centre on the Stillwater embankment (Montana).
Also, the Park was shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival in Landscape Projects.
Zaryadye also won the ArchDaily Award as the Best Public Space Project.