The Russian Biotechnological University is a higher education institution that trains specialists in biotechnology for the food and processing industries of the agro-industrial complex. Until 2022, it was named the Moscow State University of Food Production (MSUFP).
The campus of the biotechnology university covers an area of about 6 hectares and is located between Vrubel Street, Panfilov Street, and Volokolamsk Highway. It includes several academic buildings and dormitories for teachers and students. Before of the landscaping works, the priorities of this territory were the transport and transit-pedestrian functions, with almost no areas for recreation and attraction points for users.
In the process of working on the project, the entire territory was divided into three zones, the boundaries of which were set by the university buildings.
The first zone is the inner courtyard of the building «A» of Rosbiotech Univercity and it provides limited access to the territory only for university staff and students. It was decided to place objects directly related to scientific and educational processes here: a pavilion-lecture hall, pavilions with coworking spaces, a media screen, and a summer stage. In addition, a recreation and self-preparation area was located here, where a range of modular MAF units was applied, providing wide possibilities for transforming this space for various functions: communication, education, and recreation. Despite the small courtyard area, we even managed to include a square with a fountain and an amphitheater.
The second zone is located between buildings «A» and «B». Before the start of the works, it was mostly used as a parking lot. This area is open for visits and regularly used for transit.
We divided the territory of this site into two parts - west and east. In the west, we placed several sports elements: tables for table tennis, a streetball court, and several workout trainers, and in the eastern zone, a "gastro park" was designed. The main idea of this object is to provide visitors with the opportunity to experience a variety of forms of gastronomic experiences in a small area. The design of modular pavilions, based on the idea of the secondary use of maritime transport containers, allows flexible planning of options for placing several cafes or bistros, or even organizing a small stage for festivals. Also provided are areas for food trucks, modular toilets, and a waste collection area. The central part of the square is allocated for placing tables and local landscaping forms.