Dream Island theme park approaching completion in Moscow

Phase one of the 100-hectare Dream Island development in Moscow is approaching completion, with construction now in its final weeks.

The world’s largest indoor theme park at 300,000m2, Dream Island is expected to open in the second half of 2019.

The 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 concept design based upon historic Kremlin architecture as well as Western European Gothic architecture, Dream Island theme park has a ‘wonderland’-style design theme.

The park is divided into themed zones, including 'Hotel Transylvania' (populated by characters such as Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster and the Invisible Man) and a 'Temple of Fire' inspired by the ruined cities of the Incas. Other elements include a Virtual Reality zone with a mobile platform which gives the sensation of flying through a lost world of dinosaurs, and areas inspired by fairytales from around the world.

Chapman Taylor created the Masterplan Concept for this massive project, which will cater for the estimated two million young people in the Moscow area as well as visitors from far beyond. The development is 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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