Revolution Square, one of the capital city’s most significant sites, has become an almost faceless, if busy, point in getting about the city. Its dimensions and borders are vague.
Our plan offers a new vision for the area and respects its historic character. The square would become an exclusively pedestrian zone linked to the popular areas of Kuznetsky Most-Bolshaya Dmitrovka and Nikolskaya Street-Red Square, with nearby Zaryadye Park visible.
Objective: Eliminate the illogic and chaos of the small forms that now clutter the site and remove all obstructions that block views of the site’s historical monuments.
Solution: We propose to restore the visual axes specified in the original Osip Bove plan, using plantings and streetlights, and by opening part of Okhotny Ryad as a broad pedestrian corridor, to restore the integrity of the entire square as a place for walking, strolling and getting about the city.