New Holland Island in St. Petersburg by WORKac

New Holland Island in St. Petersburg by WORKac

Winning entry for the invitation-only competition New Ideas for New Holland. The proposed “City Within a City” concept is an exciting redevelopment and design of New Holland Island in St. Petersburg, Russia by WORKac.

WORKac has imagined three ‘Hubs’ of activity for the island: an Arts Hub anchored by a museum; a Film and Fashion Hub, containing stores, halls for fashion shows, and film theaters; and a Gastronomic Hub, with a public market, restaurants, and rooftop greenhouses.

Two larger structures also define new public spaces. A triangular tent can be erected during wintertime between two warehouse buildings to provide large-scale exhibition space. In summertime this becomes a sculpture garden.

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