New Holland
2014 present, St Petersburg, Russia

The island of New Holland is one of Saint Petersburg's most important historical monuments. Founded by Peter the Great in 1719 – the Island has been witness to every major milestone in the history of this Northern Capital.

The goal of the New Holland project is not only to restore this architectural landmark but to reinvent its role in the city. West 8's master plan and design guidelines for New Holland marry a new verdant landscape with the Island's unique architectural monuments. Creating an accessible open spaces that support new program, and showcase the island's architectural and historical complexes, in order to transform the site into a multi-functional public district that welcomes the citizens of Saint Petersburg, and acts as a public draw card for intellectual and creative forces from all over the world.

New Holland will become ‘a city within a city’. The Island will encompass a number of new programs and functions, combining office spaces, culture areas, exhibition spaces, restaurants and retail zones and an 'apart-hotel'. The outdoor spaces will offer a series of public areas and green spaces necessary for creating an ambient public realm. The Island will also host a year round event calendar, which will include an open air program of events and a rich variety of temporary installations. 

For more information see also official website of: New Holland

See also in Design Element: The Petr and Pavel Ship

client
New Holland Development (NHD)
consultants
Spectrum Group, Ooo Ni & Pi,´SPETSRESTAVRATSIYA´, Neskuchny Sad
awards
VII Russian National Award for Landscape Architecture in category Best Realised Object Design
team
Adriaan Geuze, Edzo Bindels, Inna Tsoraeva, Juan Tur, Alvaro Novas Filgueira, Christian Gausepohl, Christian Dobrick, Eva Recio, Igor Saitov, Josh Stevenson, Kees Schoot, Lydia Franken, Marco van der Pluym, Mary Protsyk, Perry Maas