The third Saint Petersburg
Industrial Belt Regeneration Masterplan
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Client: City of St. Petersburg
Programme: Regeneration framework masterplan for 40 km² of industrial land, Zoom in masterplan t0 100 ha site.
St. Petersburg is world known for its historic core. After World War II the city was extended in southern direction beyond an industrial belt. Today – with the decline of industrial production, the ‘industrial grey belt’ has become a divider in the city. At the same time, the area has developed unique qualities unexpected in close proximity of the city center.
The regeneration framework developed accepts the spatial conditions that have been formed by the needs of industry and redefines their use in such a way that new qualities emerge that form the DNA of a new, third St. Petersburg. Old railway lines become linear parks, old industrial buildings form key features of future development and existing centralities and key infrastructures become the centers of future neighbourhoods to develop.
The new neighbourhoods establish a new development pattern that lead to a more permeable mix-use urban fabric that is capable of housing new functions of city wide nature like universities, major cultural venues and even public programs whose emergence is unknown to date.
2016 Design Competition
2017 Pilot zone design and building design
2016 International Design Competition, 1st Prize
MLA+: Markus Appenzeller, Ildar Biganyakov, Arseniy Konnov, Yana Golubeva, Voktor Korotych