Construction of Dream Island theme park now well advanced in Moscow

Construction on the world’s largest indoor theme park, Dream Island at Nagatino Park in Moscow, is now in advanced stages, and is expected to complete by July 2019.

With 60% of the landscape park completed and a nearby Metro station now open, the Mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, visited the site on 8 September to see the development taking shape in advance of its anticipated September 2019 opening.

The 100-hectare project is designed as the first large-scale leisure destination in Russia, expected to be visited by up to 50 million people annually. In addition to the indoor amusement park, the river-fronted scheme provides a regional shopping centre, outdoor leisure facilities, a 400-key, 4-Star hotel, a concert hall, a yacht club and numerous F&B options.

With a reference to historic Russian architecture as well as Western European Gothic architecture, Dream Island has a ‘wonderland’-style design theme.

Chapman Taylor created the Masterplan Concept for this massive project, which will cater for the estimated two million children and adolescents in the Moscow area as well as visitors from far beyond. The development is currently being built with full support from both the government and the public.

Ramchandra Khatiwada (MSc(Arch) RIBA)

Director, Moscow

Ramchandra (Ram) joined Chapman Taylor in 1999. He was appointed as the Director responsible for our Russian business in 2006 and played a key role in opening our Moscow studio in 2007.

A fluent Russian speaker with excellent knowledge of the Russian design and planning system, Ram has worked on large-scale retail and mixed-use schemes in Russia, Kazakhstan, and other CIS countries.

Areas of expertise:

Retail / Mixed-use / Transportation

Рамчандра (Рам) стал частью команды Chapman Taylor в 1999 году. В 2006 году он был назначен на должность директора, ответственного за развитие бизнеса на российском рынке. В 2007 году Рам сыграл ключевую роль в открытии офиса компании в Москве.

Рам свободно говорит на русском языке и отлично знаком с особенностями российского проектирования и системы планирования. На протяжении многих лет Рам успешно реализует широкомасштабные проекты торговых объектов и многофункциональных комплексов в России, Казахстане и других странах СНГ.

Область специализации:

Проектирование торговых объектов/многофункциональных комплексов/ транспортных систем

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