A fantastic architectural project of renovating an old and neglected railway junction and building a new mixed-use city zone will preserve the memory of the history of this area, integrate and emphasize its industrial character, and at the same time create a modern, dynamic and comfortable living space.
Dutch architectural firms KCAP and Orange Architects have teamed up with Russia’s A.Len Architectural Bureau to redesign the area around the former Tovarno-Vitebskaya shunting station and the old St. Petersburg railway junction and turn it into a new neighborhood. mixed purposes with large green areas. It is a continuation of the previous project “Ligovsky City” of the company “Glorax Development”, which will upgrade and modernize the existing structures in order to give the space a new life while respecting the ambient specifics and historical purpose of this location.
The project will enrich the entire space with large green areas, from linear parks and green boulevards that follow the lines of the old railways to more intimate courtyards and walking paths that will stretch between the new buildings.
Existing buildings will be redefined, and many historical elements of this area, such as small commercial buildings, old cranes and railways, will be used to arrange public green areas – walking paths and linear parks that will extend along the main direction of the old railway in the direction north-south. The main entrance to the new district will be located in its northern part, primarily mixed-use next to the new metro station “Borovaya” and will serve as a new center of this part of the city along Ligovski Avenue (Ligovsky Prospekt).
On the other hand, several tall buildings will be built in the southern part of the new district, of which three buildings called “Trio” will create a new look of this part of the city.
In the area of the former railway junction next to “Ligovsky Prospekt” in the southeastern part of St. Petersburg, a new, mostly residential district for 8,600 inhabitants will be created. On an area of 30 hectares, or 517,000 m2, there will be numerous restaurants and cafes, shops, business and sports facilities, as well as four kindergartens, one primary and one secondary school and an underground and surface garage.
“We want to create an active and horticultural environment where you can still feel the historical purpose of this part of the city and live in harmony with your neighbors, with excellent connections to the center of St. Petersburg,” said Patrick Meyers, a partner at Orange Architects.
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