#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Well-known urbanist Andrey Elbaev @yelbayev, together with the @arcticametria design and research team, which designs the urban environment in northern cities, talked about the improvement principles, thanks to which activity in public spaces would not subside all year round.
The space should first be designed for winter use. Solutions should take into account the level of snow and the way it is removed.
The main routes, recreation areas and playgrounds should be located on the sunny side for passive heating of the space.
Wind is a key factor in feeling cold. Landscaping, snow figures and small architectural forms should be used as wind protection.
It is necessary to use existing and create new warm places – street fronts with showcases and pavilions where you can warm up and drink tea.
It is necessary to use objects and zones that motivate movement: playgrounds with an active scenario, paths on the relief, skating rinks, slides, etc.
Warm colors, functional lighting and materials should be used to create a feeling of warmth and psychological comfort.
It gets dark early in winter. For zoning spaces, creating coziness, navigation and stimulating activity, you need to use decorative lighting.
It is recommended to use movable parts of outdoor furniture that allow you to adapt to weather conditions, turn towards the sun and turn away from the wind.
The Norilsk residents met the urban architect Andrey Elbaev in 2017. Within the walls of the Severny Gorod media company, he held a master class on how to properly shoot city videos.
Earlier, we told that the Taimyr Attraction square was opened in Dudinka, and the main stages of the renovation were discussed in Norilsk. The large-scale transformation of Norilsk will begin in 2022.
Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: istockphoto.com, Nikolay Shchipko and Denis Kozhevnikov