Ilsur Metshin gets acquainted with the concept of the Manzara and the Sports parks
The Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin got acquainted with the concept of new
public spaces on the right bank of the Kazanka River - the Manzara and the Sports
parks, developed by the Orchestra Design and Archdesant architectural bureaus.
The new parks are included in the list of 12 parks, the improvement of which is
planned as part of the development strategy of the coastal territories.
“The concept of the Manzara Park is based on the idea of revealing
panoramic views of the Kremlin,”- said Ekaterina Goldberg from the Orchestra
Design architectural bureau.
The concept assumes the improvement of the natural landscape, which
consists of three distinct zones: Birch hill, Yagodny and Lower Zarechny
shores. Also, the designers have laid an important connection with the area -
in the direction of Kharovoe Lake.
Ekaterina Goldberg said that a view route dedicated to the history of the
panorama of Kazan will be created in the Manzar park. A “graphic novel” created
by Kazan artists and historians will be placed on the main view pier.
The flows of people walking through the park will be divided, since the
route will include several activities - hiking, cycling, jogging, while the transit
along the dam will also remain.
It is important that in the Manzar park, thanks to the ski and
cross-country centers, residents of the city will have the opportunity to relax
and play sports throughout the year. In summer, it is planned to organize
rental bicycles and beach equipment points, in winter – sleds and tubing.
The territory of the Sports park, which will stretch from the Ak Bars Arena
stadium to the Millennium Bridge, is already being actively used, including in
winter, noted Pavel Medvedev, a representative of the Archdesant bureau. The
concept of the park includes high diving and beach sports centers. In addition,
it is planned to equip a mini-football area, a triathlon pier, multifunctional
sports grounds and warm-up areas.
The feature of the Sports Park will be the SportBox - a universal space for
citizens, from which they could start their routes for sports. It will be
equipped with changing rooms, showers, a sports nutrition point and a lecture room.
Meanwhile, the park will be designed not only for athletes, but for all
citizens who wants to work out and walk.
It is also important that all the design of the park will be close to
natural, calm natural colors are used – only navigation and a run track will be
bright colored. In general, existing natural areas will be preserved on the
territory of the park and additional landscaping will be carried out.
The participants of the meeting, including Aide to Tatarstan President
Natalia Fishman-Bekmambetova, Tatarstan Minister of Sports Vladimir Leonov,
First Vice-Mayor of Kazan Denis Kalinkin, Deputy Head of the Executive
Committee Igor Kulyazhev and others, discussed the concepts presented, made
comments and suggestions. Work on the development of the coastal areas of the
Kazanka River will continue.