New Holland Island, St Petersburg Masterplan Architects Shortlist, Russia Building Designs
New Holland Island St Petersburg : Russian Masterplan
Russian Design Competition + Proposal design by WORKac architects
5 + 4 Oct 2016
West 8 Landscape News
Saint Petersburg’s New Holland Island
photograph courtesy New Holland
New Holland Island West 8 Landscape
In accordance with a new master plan developed by West 8, and approved by the Investment Committee and the Council for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage of the City of Saint Petersburg, New Holland Island’s first phase of restoration and regeneration has been completed.
2 Aug 2011
New Holland Island Competition Winner
New Holland Island St Petersburg
WINNER ANNOUNCED FOR NEW HOLLAND ISLAND COMPETITION
The architectural practice WORKac is the winner of the competition to select a master planning consultant for the future development of New Holland Island in St Petersburg, it was announced today.
The competition, organised by The Architecture Foundation, invited entries from all over the world and an exhibition of proposals recently went on show at the Central Naval Museum in St Petersburg overlooking the New Holland site where it attracted 6,617 visitors within a two week period. Opinions left on comment cards filled out by the public at the exhibition overwhelmingly coincided with the views of the competition organisers in supporting WORKac’s vision.
Based in New York City, WORK Architecture Company (WORKac) is involved with numerous cultural institutions and urban planning projects. The practice were the master planners of the new BAM cultural district in Brooklyn and the award-winning architects of Diane von Furstenburg’s Headquarters in New York’s Meatpacking District. It is currently working on three major museum projects for the Blaffer Museum in Houston, the Clark Art Institute at Mass MoCA and the new Children’s Museum of the Arts in New York City. WORKac is also the winner of the Hua Qiang Bei redevelopment competition at the heart of Shenzhen, China. Identified by Icon magazine as one of the 25 most influential design firms in the world, the practice has won numerous honours and, in 2009, was among the finalists for the US National Design Awards.
New Holland is an 8-hectare island bordered by two canals and a river in the heart of St Petersburg, within 20-minutes walk of the Hermitage and the city’s other major cultural sites. The island was conceived by Peter the Great in 1719, and became Russia’s first military port in 1721. It belonged to the military since its foundation and had thus been closed to the general public for 300 years.
WORKac’s winning entry creates a public park, whose topography transforms New Holland Island into an outdoor amphitheatre and performance space. An elevated promenade brings the park to the interior of the existing structures, connecting a series of programmatic ‘voids’ – art, design, education and commercial – that builds on St Petersburg’s rich cultural history to create a new vibrant cultural hub for the city.
WORKac principals Amale Andraos and Dan Wood said: “We are very excited at the opportunity to work with the Iris Foundation and NHD on this critically important project for one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Our master plan balances preservation with innovation, respecting St Petersburg’s past while paving the way for its continued artistic development and future.”
As the project moves from the concept phase to the planning phase, New Holland Development and the Iris Foundation plan to hold a series of closed and public discussions with interested parties to ensure that the public’s input continues to be a central part of New Holland’s development.
Dan Wood, AIA, LEED received his BA at the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters degree from Columbia University. Wood is an Adjunct Professor at Princeton University’s School of Architecture. He has taught at the TU Delft, the Cooper Union, Columbia University, Ohio State University and the Berkeley School of Environmental Design where he co-teaches with Andraos as the Friedman Visiting Associate Professor. Wood is originally from Rhode Island and has lived in Paris and for many years in the Netherlands before moving to New York in 2002. Dan Wood is a licensed architect in the State of New York.
Amale Andraos received her B.Arch from McGill University in Montreal and her M.Arch from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She is an adjunct professor at Princeton University’s School of Architecture and has taught at numerous institutions including Harvard and Columbia Universities, the University of Pennsylvania, the Parsons school of design and the American University in Beirut. She is currently Visiting Distinguished Professor at NYIT. Andraos was born in Beirut, Lebanon. She has lived in Saudi Arabia, France, Canada and the Netherlands prior to moving to New York in 2002. She serves on the Architectural League of New York’s Board of Directors.
18 Jun 2011
New Holland Island Proposals
Captions in English
David Chipperfield Architects
15 Jun 2011
New Holland Island Exhibition
St Petersburg, Russia
ARCHITECTURAL PROPOSALS FOR NEW HOLLAND ISLAND GO ON SHOW IN SAINT PETERSBURG
15 July 2011. An exhibition of new ideas for New Holland Island, a unique 8-hectare site in the heart of historic St Petersburg, opens 16 Jul 2011 at the new Naval Museum in Saint Petersburg located directly opposite the Island.
New Holland Island Exhibition Dates
16 – 30 Jul 2011
The exhibition, curated by The Architecture Foundation (AF) and designed by David Kohn Architects, showcases the work of eight architectural practices, which took part in an invitation-only competition organized by the AF for the Iris Foundation.
Four of the architects have been shortlisted for the influential role of master-planning consultant for the Island’s future development.
The shortlisted practices are David Chipperfield Architects (UK/Germany), MVRDV (Netherlands), Studio 44 (Russia) and WORKac (USA).
It is the first time that these eight practices and their respective visions have been shown together allowing the public the chance to see what proposals were put forward and reflect on their hopes and wishes for New Holland.
Sarah Ichioka, Director of The Architecture Foundation said:
“New Holland Island is a site of great historic value and holds an incredible amount of future potential. In this exhibition we hope that visitors are able to gain an overview of New Holland’s past and potential future and share their wishes for the future development of this part of St. Petersburg.
“The exhibition seeks to showcase and offer comparisons between the diverse ideas put forward through a variety of media, inviting visitors on a journey through texts, images, films and models. To be able to display these speculative masterplan concepts in close proximity to New Holland itself was key to the curatorial concept, and we were pleased to be able to include a room for reflection that offers views over the Island site, allowing visitors consider its current condition and future possibilities.”
The opening of New Ideas for New Holland coincides with the first public tours of New Holland. On July 16, 2011, the island of New Holland will open to the public for the first time in 300 years. The summer of 2011 brings with it the opportunity for residents and guests of St Petersburg to visit this unique territory – which has been closed up until this moment – and to take part in the “Summer on New Holland” program of activities.
12 May 2011
New Holland Island Competition Shortlist
St Petersburg, Russia
Four architectural practices have been shortlisted in the competition to select a masterplanning consultant for the future development of New Holland Island in St Petersburg, it was announced today:
David Chipperfield Architects (UK/Germany)
Studio 44 (Russia)
The candidates were chosen from architectural practices from Russia, Western Europe and the US, with input from an expert advisory panel.
In June, an exhibition of competition designs will go on show in St Petersburg at the new Naval Museum, directly opposite the Island site. The competition winner will be announced at the close of the exhibit, after a period of public consultation.
New Holland is an 8-hectare island bordered by two canals and a river in the heart of St Petersburg within 20-minutes walk of the Hermitage and the city’s other major cultural sites. The island was conceived by Peter the Great in 1719 and became Russia’s first military port in 1721. It has belonged to the military since its foundation and has thus been closed to general public use for its nearly 300-year history.
In November 2010, New Holland Development (NHD, a Millhouse group company) won an investment tender held by the city of St Petersburg to redevelop New Holland. NHD has committed to invest at least 12 billion rubles in the project over a construction period of 7 years.
The competition is being organised by the Architecture Foundation for the Iris Foundation founded by Dasha Zhukova. The Iris Foundation is acting as the creative operator of the project on behalf of NHD.
New Holland Island Shortlisted Architects – Further Information
David Chipperfield Architects
David Chipperfield Architects was founded in 1984 and has offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai. The practice works internationally on cultural, residential and commercial projects providing architectural and interior design, masterplanning, and product and furniture design for both public and private sectors.
The practice’s diverse portfolio includes museums and galleries, libraries, apartments, private houses, hotels, offices, masterplans, and retail facilities. David Chipperfield Architects has won over forty national and international competitions and many international awards and citations for design excellence, including the Stirling Prize in 2007 and the 2011 Mies van de Rohe prize. The practice has completed six projects in the last twelve months: the new Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany; the Kaufhaus Tyrol department store in Innsbruck, Austria; the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai, China; a laboratory and office building for Novartis in Basel, Switzerland; and two galleries in the UK – Turner Contemporary in Margate and The Hepworth Wakefield in Yorkshire.
Ongoing current projects include the masterplan of Berlin’s Museum Island and the James Simon Gallery – a new entrance building on the island; the renovation and extension of the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre in Russia; the new Marrakesh Gallery in Morocco; the expansion of the Saint Louis Art Museum; a masterplan for the Circulo de las Artes y la Tecnologia development hub in Segovia; a new MBA building for the HEC Paris School of Management, France; and Elizabeth House, a major new office building near Waterloo in London.
MVRDV was set up in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) in 1993 by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijsand Nathalie de Vries. MVRDV engages globally in providing solutions to contemporary architectural and urban issues. MVRDV operates internationally; current projects include various housing projects in the Netherlands, Spain, China, France, the United Kingdom, USA, India, Korea and other countries, a bank headquarter in Oslo, Norway, and a culture plaza in Nanjing, China.
Masteplanning projects of MVRDV include a plan for an eco-city in Logroño, Spain, an urban vision for the doubling in size of Almere, Netherlands and Grand Paris, the vision of a post-Kyoto Greater Paris region. The project “Paris Plus petit” by MVRDV in collaboration with ACS and AAF is one of ten proposals by international architecture and urbanism teams to envision the future of the French capital and its vast agglomeration. The urban challenge has been commissioned by Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France.
Studio 44 Architects
Studio 44 Architects was founded in 1991 and was one of the first private architectural companies in St Petersburg. Today, the Studio 44 team consists of over 140 specialists in a variety of fields. Twenty years of practice has resulted in over 70 design projects, 25 of which have been realised. The practice’s most significant works include Ladozhsky railway station, Atrium at Nevsky 25, Nevsky 38 and Battleship business centres, and a number of bank and residential buildings in central St Petersburg.
The company have extensive experience in the field of redeveloping historical areas – ranging from the General Staff east wing transformation into the Hermitage Museum complex (completion of works due 2014), to the creation of the Graduate School of Management campus on the territory of Mikhailovskaia Dacha – the 19th century palace and parks complex and the revitalisation of the historical Quarter behind the Coat-of-Arms in Peterhof.
WORK Architecture Company
WORK Architecture Company (WORKac) was founded in 2003. Based in New York City, WORKac strives to develop urban planning and architectural projects that engage issues of culture and consciousness, nature and artificiality, surrealism and pragmatism. WORKac is currently the master planners and architects for the redesign of a 1-kilometer section of Hua Qiang Bei Road, Shenzhen’s busiest shopping street.
The project includes the connection between four metro lines and five new buildings for cultural and public space. Previously, WORKac were the master planners of the new BAM Cultural District in Brooklyn. WORKac completed the award-winning Diane von Furstenberg Studio’s Headquarters Building in New York’s Meatpacking District in2008, as well as 16 stores for the fashion brand, including two in Moscow.
WORKac is currently building a museum space at Mass MoCA for The Clark Art Institute, a new museum for the Blaffer in Houston and a Children’s Museum of the Arts in New York. WORKac has also recently been selected as one of five firms to be included in MoMA’s ‘‘Foreclosed — Rehousing the American Dream’’ exhibition in 2012.
New Holland Island Contest – Further Information
Expert Advisory Panel
Christopher Choa, Vice President AECOM Design + Planning (London) Joseph Grima, Editor, Domus (Milan) Pavel Guershenzon, Art Critic, consultant of Mariinsky State Theater (St Petersburg) Irina Korobina, Director of the State Architecture Museum (Moscow) Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director, the State Hermitage Museum (St Petersburg) Alice Rawsthorn, Design Critic, International Herald Tribune (London) Serguey Riabokobylko, Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield (Moscow) Margarita Shtiglitz, Professor and PhD in Architecture (St Petersburg)
Founded in 2008 by Daria Zhukova, the Iris Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the understanding and development of contemporary culture. Iris Foundation projects include the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, a major non-profit international arts space based in Moscow.
The Architecture Foundation
Established in 1991, the Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture, urbanism and culture. The foundation carries out a number of programs designed to facilitate international and interdisciplinary exchange, stimulate critical engagement amongst professionals, policy makers and a broad public, and shape the quality of the built environment.
18 Feb 2011
New Holland Island Competition
St Petersburg, Russia
International Architects Take Part in New Holland Island Competition
Nine international practices are taking part in an invitation-only architectural competition for conceptual master-plan ideas to inform the future development of New Holland Island in St. Petersburg, Russia.
New Holland Island Competition – Participating Practices:
Yuri Avvakumov (Russia)
Alexander Brodsky (Russia)
David Chipperfield Architects (UK/Germany)
Dixon Jones (UK)
Lacaton & Vassal (France)
New Holland Island St Petersburg – Site Photos
This competition for new urban ideas forms the first stage in the ongoing redevelopment of New Holland. The selected architects are currently working on their concept designs and the Master-Planning Consultant will be appointed and announced in spring of 2011, preceded by a shortlist announcement in March.
As part of the wider strategy for New Holland, there are plans to invite other collaborators to put forward creative suggestions that will in turn form part of a public exhibition scheduled to take place in Russia later this year. Amongst the artists confirmed to participate are Ilya and Emilia Kabakov.
New Holland is an 8-hectare island bordered by two canals and a river in the heart of St Petersburg, within 20-minutes walk of the Hermitage and the city’s other major cultural sites. The island was conceived by Peter the Great in 1719, and became Russia’s first military port in 1721. It has belonged to the military since its foundation and has thus been closed to general public use for its nearly 300-year history.
On November 15, 2010, New Holland Development (NHD, a Millhouse group company) won an investment tender held by the city of St Petersburg to redevelop New Holland, committing to invest at least 12 billion rubles over a construction period of 7 years.
The Iris Foundation is acting as the creative operator of the project on behalf of NHD. Iris has commissioned The Architecture Foundation in London to carry out the design competition.
New Holland Island Competition – information received 180211
New Holland Island
St Petersburg, Russia
Foster + Partners
The New Holland Island Redevelopment will provide the triangular shaped self-sustaining island in St Petersburg with 7.6-hectares of mixed-use cultural development. The scheme will include an indoor theatre, conference facilities, galleries, a hotel, shops, apartments and restaurants, with a flexible outdoor arena at its heart.
Architect of Record: Yuri Mityurev Studio
Images: Foster + Partners
New Holland Island designer : Foster + Partners architects
Address: nab. Admiralteyskogo Kanala, 2, St Petersburg, Leningrad Oblast, Russia, 190000
New Architecture in Russia
Contemporary Russian Architecture
Russian Architecture Designs – chronological list
Golden City Block 4, Vasilievsky Island
Architects: KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects
image courtesy of architects
Golden City Vasilievsky Island, St. Petersburg
Hermitage Museum Masterplan by AMO
St Petersburg Masterplan by Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Website: St Petersburg New Holland Island
Buildings / photos for the New Holland Island St Petersburg Architecture page welcome.
Website: New Holland Island