The Skolkovo Innovation Center, also known as the Russian Silicon Valley,is a key Russian development project: a 460 hectare technology business area planned at Skolkovo, near Moscow, Russia. The strategic goal of the Skolkovo Innovation Centre is to concentrate international intellectual capital, thereby stimulating the development of break-through projects and technologies. The landscape by AECOM is designed to at once reflect and encourage innovation, providing places to refresh and inspire the minds of the people living and working within Skolkovo. AECOM’s landscape proposals are innovative in themselves and complement the intended programme of each adjacent development zone. Key principles driving the overall landscape vision are:• Amplification of existing topography – extending the x and y axes into accentuated landforms (building on the original concept by Michel Desvignes). • Landscape as an expression of the character, use and principles of the development zones.
• Integration of site-wide water management in an extraordinary experiential landscape.