Urban Design: Industrial Belt & Waterfront

Workshop Leader: Marta Bayona, UPC-BarcelonaTECH, Bayona Valero.

Participants: Evgeniya Vasilyeva (architect), Elvira Gizatullina (geographer), Daria Tabachnikova (economist), Olga Ponomareva (architect).

Location: Saint-Petersburg.

Duration: 1 month.

Introduction¹

The main focus of workshop is to understand the necessity of reconsidering heritage in a broad perspective, including non-historical buildings and infrastructures that can be reused for new functions, using their key locations as pivotal assets for reconnecting center and suburbs.

Implies issues such as converting buildings & uses, connecting green corridors and residential neighborhoods through these areas, avoiding gentrification and social exclusion, etc.

Goals of Workshop¹

  • To explore the idea of juxtaposition of two or more ‘times’.
  • To introduce the idea and practices of up-cycling, urban agriculture, green corridors.
  • To understand practices of revitalization of former industrial areas in the context of rent-gap, rise of the ‘creative class’ and gentrification.
  • To introduce issues of historical preservation, heritage and memory to industrial conversion.

¹ Taken from Master Program direction brochure ‘Building the City Now© – Workshops+Modules’.

Situation

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Top view
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Photos from the site

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Exercise

Traversing all shades of grey: Connecting functions and neighborhoods.
Connecting derelict industrial areas with the rest of the city, using green and placing strategic functions capable of reactivating obsolete areas without cancelling all of their qualities and potentialities.

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Transport: Railway, Trolley bus and Tramway. Schemes by Olga Ponomareva
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Roads
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Public transport stops. Diameter — 400 meters. Scheme by Olga Ponomareva
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Voids
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Development density
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Housing density
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Public spaces. Greenery. Parks. Scheme by Olga Ponomareva
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Public spaces. Water areas. Scheme by Olga Ponomareva

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Transport: New ring railroad and tramway. Schemes by Olga Ponomareva
New roads
New roads
New stops
New public transport stops. Diameter — 400 meters. Scheme by Olga Ponomareva
Roads and pedestrian paths
New roads and pedestrian paths
Greenery
New greenery
New water
New water areas
Roads, pedestrian paths, greenery
New public spaces: pedestrian paths, greenery and water areas

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Functional uses
Functional uses
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Master plan