Located under the city of Engels, near the village of Smelovka, a remote area of the Russian Landscape, phase one of the park includes two main locations: The Memorial Plaza (the landing place of Yuri Gagarin) and the Capsule Landing area. The park design encourages a variety of visitor experiences with three distinct visitor entrances and a vast variety of atmospheres and experiences. From the enclosed entrance zone and media point to the expansive Memorial Square, the team have created unforgettable and impressive memories for visitors to the sacred landing site.
The first piece of the master plan covers the entire 240-hectare site, and includes five main areas. West 8 was involved in the Concept Design, Schematic Design, DD supervision, and Construction Supervision for various elements of the design. For more information: See the press release here.
Construction images © West 8
Design team and Collaborators:
Lead Landscape Architects and Masterplanner: West 8
Local Design: Center for Urban Studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Led by Sergey Kapkov
Furniture design: West 8 together with Center for Urban Studies
Construction: CNIIPROMGRAJDANPROEKT, LLC
Pavillion: Sergey Nebotov Architects (concept), WowHaus Architects (construction documents).