WORKac will redesign St. Petersburg's New Holland Island, a 8-hectare triangle shaped island that served as a naval prison, lumberyard, a radio station, and military barracks. This area is bordered by two canals and a river in the heart of St Petersburg, Russia, within 20-minutes walk of the Hermitage and the city's other major cultural sites.
New Holland Island will be treated as microscosm of wider St. Petersburg, a "city within the city", WORKac said. It will propose public spaces and programs, including performing arts, new technologies, education, markets, and a hotel.
The following video gives us an interesting outline of the New Holland Island's design:
New Holland Island Competition Film - WorkAC from Eric Lane on Vimeo.