Revealing hidden and unused development potential
Undiscovered St. Petersburg
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Program: Research into urbanized area’s potential, potential densification capacity, creation of development strategy
Observing the extensive growth of Russian cities, the study develops a universal understanding of the nature of intra-urban areas, considering them as a resource for intensive growth as an alternative to the integrated development in the greenfield.
Moving away from the existing mono-functional interpretation of urban space, the study seeks to identify potential to diversify the urban fabric.
After the elections of 2018, the political goal was announced to increase the annual volume of housing to 120 million square meters per year to improve living standards. How and where can these volumes be placed? Are cities ready for this? Is it possible to ensure such growth, focusing on the inner city territories while preserving the unique characteristics of the different areas? Can this also lead to an improvement of the environment and a more attractive city?
The Research raises a number of key questions:
How much? Is it possible to place the necessary volumes of new housing in the urbanized territories of St. Petersburg while keeping the qualitative characteristics of these territories?
How? How can the diversity and quality of the newly built contribut eto the the goal of compacting urbanized territories of St. Petersburg while helping deficits identified?
2018 Exhibiton “Undiscovered St. Petersburg”
Yana Golubeva, Viktor Korotych, Natalya Pirogova, Daniil Veretennikov
intern team: Ekaterina Aseeva, Yulia Drozd, Ekaterina Grekhneva, Anastasia Ignatenko, Alina Kadieva, Denis Krasikov, Olga Krasnova, Polina Kurgut, Anastasia Malasheva, Gavriil Malyshev, Talia Nurutdinova, Evgeniya Pavlenko, Victoria Pozdnyakova, Nikita Spiridonov, Dilbar Sharipova, Irina Voloschik, Sophia Vozova, Katerina Vyrodova