LOCATION: Trans-Baikal Territory, Mogocha

TOTAL AREA: 1.3 ha

STATUS: Concept

TEAM OF AUTHOR: architects: Valentina Kazakova, Lidiya Khokhlushina, Olga Kalinina, Valeriya Solovieva, invited experts: Alexey Kozmin, Sergey Mayarenkov, investment specialist Evgenia Kenzina, economics specialists: Tatyana Galushchenko, Nikita Balashov, estimator: Marina Pomazkina

The central square is the main recreational space of the city, as well as an important event venue. Together with the adjoining sections of Lenin and Kalinin streets, it forms the urban core - the city center. This territory is a key link in the system of public spaces of the city, and its development is an important step towards the formation of a comfortable urban environment.

The territory is visited every day by a large number of residents - here they work, study, spend their leisure time, and are also used as a transit zone linking microdistricts into a single urban fabric.

The concept involves the preservation of the main functions of the place - event, transit, trade, as well as the creation of new functional zones, including recreation areas, photo zones, a sports zone, children's play spaces, and a youth zone.

The concept is based on several architectural and planning techniques (principles). First, it is multifunctional. The square is the core, the "face" of the city, there are many scenarios here, and every resident would like to find "their place" here. Due to limited space, it is planned to install multifunctional elements that can be adapted to different usage scenarios.

The following principles of the concept develop the theme of multifunctionality. The principle of transformation and mobility not only allows multiple scenarios to coexist, but also reflects the identity of the place - this technique is used in the interior of railway passenger cars.

The principle of vertical organization of space - "Compact City" is expressed in the use of multi-level elements for more efficient use of the territory. And the principle "Greening in all planes" invites the nature surrounding Khilok to come into the city. The project proposes a large-scale planting of trees and shrubs, the organization of flower beds, as well as the use of new planes for landscaping - sheds, partitions, facades of objects. Based on these principles, it was possible to reflect the main meanings, as well as create a comfortable space full of functions, inviting all residents and guests of the city to have a good time.