Applicants for the Kazan chief architect position presented their vision of the city development for the next 20 years
face-to-face round of Kazan chief architect selection was held at the City
Hall. Four applicants presented their vision of the city development for the
next 20 years. Members of the expert council headed by the mayor of Kazan Ilsur
Metshin heard the speeches of the participants.
As a task, the
candidates were asked to find options for the renovation of the territory along
Rodina street of Sovietsky district on the basis of urban planning analysis, as
well as to present their vision of the development of Kazan for the next 20
Director of OOO "Architectural
house "ADT" Ilsiyar Tukhvatullina, speaking about the prospect for further
development of Rodina street, noted the great potential of this territory.
According to the architect, in order to get a "new lease of life", it
is necessary to construct the residential buildings of various types, provided
with all the necessary social infrastructure, create the yard spaces, and build
a hotel cluster. "This area is unique – on the one hand it is located in
the city center, and on the other it is saturated with industrial enterprises.
In the concept of development, it would be advisable to keep this industry",
- said I. Tukhvatullina.
As for the
overall development of Kazan, the architect proposed to develop the aquatic potential
of the city, in particular bridges to connect the islands at the Kazanka river.
"This area would become a place for walking, cycling, as well as it would
be possible to organize various exhibitions, this practice is already widely
used abroad", - explained I. Tukhvatullina.
architect of Kazan Timur Kadyrov presented his concept of development of Kazan
and Rodina street. In his presentation, he made a special emphasis on the
reorganization of enterprises of the Sovietsky district. In particular, he
proposed to build mixed-use blocks at the vacant sites of industrial
enterprises. He also added that the territory at Rodina street can become a
pilot in the "green" construction.
In addition, the
architect proposed to connect the pedestrian boulevard of the Gorkinsko-Ometyevsky
forest, the territory of the former airport and the Kazan Hippodrome.
Spiridonov, deputy director of the “YANAO housing construction Fund”, suggested
preserving historical buildings and use of the innovative and strategic
approaches. In his opinion, increasing the overall aesthetic standard of the urban
space will bring Kazan to a new level.
Tagir Nureyev - General
Director of OOO "Zodchestvo" shared his ideas. In his opinion, fences
at the city streets can be replaced with plants that not only will decorate the
city, but also will improve the ecology.
meeting of the expert council Ilsiyar Tukhvatullina was chosen as the chief
architect of the city.