New Holland in St.Petersburg

New Holland (Nova Hollandia, Новая Голландия) is a small islet by canal Moika in St.Petersburg – former navy storage facility (build in 1730s) is today an urban art project. Funds behind the project come from billionaire Roman Abramovich. Old warehouses will be transformed into a complex of cultural/exhibition/IT center by about 2017. Currently New Holland is open for public and houses pop-up restaurants, exhibition, shops and library – good coffee and Asian food.

FT article on New Holland

New Holland website

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