2007 - AuS Architecture and Urban Systems
The project counts a new urban quarter set in the city centre of Kazan.
INFRASTRUCTURE - The high grade of the groundwater was decisive for the origin of the project, causing an infrastructural element over the ground which defines the structure of the quarter, it creates the main public space and it concerns main infrastructural services (parking, systems..)
RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE - Pre-existing buildings scale defines a fragmented housing cell. It consists of a basement that contains parking and commercial areas, and supports two separated buildings arranged in order to achieve the best solar exposure.
TERTIARY CENTRE - It is placed perpendicular to the main axis of the city, generating a new focus and a new urban centrality. It is composed by four towers of different functions (offices, hotels) linked by a basement that contains the congress centre/ expo and a commercial gallery.