The Shimmering Square near the Kremlin walls

The Shimmering Square near the Kremlin walls

Architect
Basis architectural bureau
Location
Kolomna, Moscowregion, Russia | View Map
Project Year
2018
Category
Parks/Gardens
Basis architectural bureau

The Shimmering Park near the Kremlin walls - A fresh look at the Russian identity

Basis architectural bureau as Architects

It was important for architects to preserve the identity of the historical place when working with the small square near the walls of the Kremlin in Kolomna (a small Russian town located three hours of Moscow). That is why a clinker brick imitating the brick from the Kremlin wall is used in the paving. The shape of wooden lamps for the landscape lighting is taken from the elements of the Kremlin towers. Landscaping is a unique feature for the new space: the brick paving gradually transitions into the fresh lawn, and the preserved mature trees provide comfortable shade.

 

Ivan Okhapkin, Basis architectural bureau (Moscow): We, as architects, wanted to convey a «home-like» atmosphere characteristic of a small county town, so we kept the human scale in the proportions and used «warm» natural materials. In the evening, the space is transformed by the built-in spot lighting. The square with a scattering of lights against the background of the Kremlin wall becomes a new «wanna see» attraction in the tourist route of Kolomna.

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