Out of thin air. How landscape design projects fill cities up

MUF 2017
07 July
With the principles of landscape urban development, state-of-the-art tech and engineering solutions, the world’s best architecture firms transform urban isolation zones - landfills, wastelands and undeveloped sites in the city center - into key public spaces. The soon-to-open Zaryadye Park, built on the site of the demolished “Rossiya” Hotel, and Freshkills Park, located atop the world’s biggest landfill, serve as vivid examples of revitalizing urban spaces. ? Which positive social and economic effects might be produced by transforming marginalized urban spaces into parks? ? How should landscape architects, city authorities and citizens interact while creating parks in former industrial zones?