The design solutions describe the reconstruction of a key public space of the million-plus city.
The concept (1) integration of the square into the city space, (2) creation of a non-barrier environment to enable the movement of elderly people, disabled people, and cyclists, and (3) environment renovation to create a new attraction point in the city. However, the architects have decided to preserve the existing identity of the place.
The boundaries of the square have been «blurred» by using trees arranged to restrict the parking spaces: in this way, the square territory is no longer alienated from the buildings along the perimeter. To curb uncontrolled parking, the design includes an underground parking with street retail premises accommodated in the ground floor. The project allows maximum accessibility for the less mobile groups. It also preserves the existing pedestrian transit through the park, and adds the ability to move virtually along any route through existing tree plantings.
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Andrey Fasonov, Ivan Kovalev, Andrey Chuikov, Ekaterina Kurbatova, Egor Sogrin
PROFESSIONAL COMPETITION, Season 2018, URBAN ENVIRONMENT DESIGN, Победители