Krymskaya embankment, Moscow, Russia
A once unappealing Krymskaya embankment has been transformed beyond recognition: what once was a road has turned into a linear landscape park with a lane for pedestrians and bicycles, fountains, wave-shaped pavilions and hills with benches.
The central design element of the embankment is the wave: wave-shaped benches, pedestrian and cycling ‘waves’-shape routes together create an exciting and very natural landscape.
Taking into the account the project strategical location in the Moscow centre, night time illumination played an important role to make the park accessible, safe and attractive for visitors 24 hours a day.
Some of the features of the lighting concept of the park include the lighting fountain, the illuminated benches and decorative lighting fixtures integrated into the landscape elements. The benches illuminated from within are scattered along the way as an amenity for pedestrians and cyclists from Muzeon Park to the famous Gorky Park.
An integrated 60-metre long and 14-metre wide fountain is an epicenter of the park. The dynamic lighting system is integrated into the fountain and come to life every evening during the warm months of the year for visitors to enjoy the lighting show.