*by order of VEB.RF. in partnership with KB Strelka as part of the development of a strategic master plan for the Baikal municipality

LOCATION: Irkutsk region, Baikalsk
TOTAL AREA: 860 ha
STATUS: Master Plan
TEAM OF AUTHOR: Alexey Kozmin, Sergey Mayarenkov, Andrey Makarov, Stanislav Sokolov, Alexander Shirokolobov, Elena Grigoryeva, Natalya Podshivalova

As part of a comprehensive analysis of the territories of the Baikal municipality, the Urban Studies Laboratory investigated urban morphology, information on housing, types of permitted use and types of ownership of land plots, their balance in the total area of ​​the city, condition, location features and potential for development. This became the basis for the development of a map of territorial reserves suitable for involvement in the further development of the city, renovation, revitalization and implementation of investment projects, which included industrial territories, areas of a special economic zone, undeveloped lands, territories of dilapidated and dilapidated housing, river beds and their surroundings, forest fund lands.

The project of the city of Baikalsk translated the urban planning and architectural principles of the Irkutsk (Pavlovsk) school, which received professional recognition during the period of Soviet modernism. The master plan, developed in the early 1970s, offered advanced and experimental planning and architectural solutions based on the preservation of the natural environment, the protection of the coastline of Lake Baikal. The architectural style expressed in unique public buildings, materials, forms and details, the natural environment and planning have formed the identity of Baikalsk, the preservation of which is one of the tasks of the requirements for the city's architecture.
The typology and building parameters proposed by the document, the requirements for the architectural appearance, coloring and landscaping solutions are based on the principles of continuity, polycentricity and diversity, environmental friendliness and the use of local materials, the connectivity and permeability of the planning structure, the scale and visual value of the urban environment, development according to the winter city model . The proposed solutions are designed to make the city comfortable and safe for permanent and seasonal residents, tourists, as well as for new residents and target groups.