The design area is located in the south-east of Moscow in the valley of the Shmelevka and Kuznetsovka rivers. The object has the status of a natural monument. A significant part of it is a ravine-beam network, which was left untouched during the period of mass construction of the Moscow outskirts. Thanks to this, the ecosystem of riverine forests, unique in its richness and diversity, has been preserved in it. The natural monument "Valley of the Shmelevka River" has a rugged relief, smooth bends of the river channel and a multi-tiered structure of vegetation. The valley is striking in its diversity: there are relict oak forests, riverside willow and black alder forests, flood and upland meadows, grassy swamps, and many species of plants and animals that are listed in the Red Data Book.
The special value of the territory is in its unique natural complex, and in order to preserve it, we decided to lay a significant part of the walking routes along bridges raised on piles, which will reduce the burden on nature from people visiting the park. Particular attention was paid to the landscape features of the territory - on the slopes of the ravines there are viewing platforms and quiet recreation areas from which views of the landscapes of the river valley open.
On flat areas adjacent to the natural monument, the project proposes the development of new points of attraction for residents. A new active recreation area will appear on the site of the dismantled garage complex near the Zyablikovo metro station, which will include a skate park, grounds for team sports (basketball, volleyball, mini football, tennis), playgrounds with dynamic equipment for developing dexterity and coordination, a pavilion rental of sports equipment. A similar zone is planned in the eastern part of the site, not far from Guryevskiy proezd.
A new playground will appear on the slope of the right bank of Shmelevka near the confluence with Kuznetsovka. Its name - "Gimp" - refers to the history of the place. The fact is that for several centuries one of the main crafts of local residents was the production of gimp - the thinnest wire made of silver or gold, which was used to decorate clothes and jewelry. We conveyed this motif with the help of small architectural forms, equipment and art objects. The play area will become the center of attraction of the residential area for children of all ages. The site will be divided into three terraces for different age groups. Children will be able not only to play in the sandbox, ride on swings and carousels, lie down in a hammock, but also develop their creative abilities.
The Shmelevka River, flowing in a deep ravine, actually separates two densely populated areas of Moscow: Zyablikovo and Orekhovo-Borisovo South. The steep slopes of the ravines present an insurmountable obstacle for many people living in neighboring houses, but separated by this natural barrier. The project is supposed to create 3 pedestrian bridges: one across the Sadkovsky ravine and two across the Shmelevka river valley. In addition to saving time and effort for pedestrians, the location of transit routes in the upper level will reduce the anthropogenic load on the natural complex of the natural monument.
The longest of the bridges, from which a panorama of the confluence of two rivers opens, was decided to be made musical: on some arches of the bridge, wind chimes are installed. Swinging in the wind, they emit a soft melodic chime that accompanies along the route.