I.Metshin on the renovation of the industrial zone at River Port area
Город Казань KZN.RU
Last week, Tatarstan President approved a master plan for the integrated
development of the 287 hectares territory on Portovaya Street. We have been working
on this for several years. Today, it is a downtrodden area that cuts off Kazan
and its inhabitants from the Volga.
Such great projects indicate the growth of the city and plans for future.
They are not up to everyone in Russia for some reason.
The capital of Tatarstan is actively developing – today more than 1.3
million people live in the city. With the increase in the population of the
city, the construction of new housing is required. It is extremely important
for us to engage downtrodden industrial zones in circulation. One of such challenging
areas is Portovaya Street, because there are not dozens of owners there, but
hundreds. But we did a lot of work in dialogue with them, which resulted in a
master plan. The architectural and spatial concept of the first site on 6
hectares has already been developed. We are presenting the project to the
Leading architects Alexander Tsimaylo and Nikolay Lyashenko, who are
recognized as architects of 2022 according to ArchMoscow, were involved in the
development of the project. We asked to take into account the identity of Kazan
in the project, and they approached the history of our city with great love. The
next designed part will have other architects. We would like to have a
different palette of architectural ideas. But they will have one mutual task –
to make it clear – this is Kazan, not Amsterdam, London, Moscow and St.
Usually, when building a territory, about 15% of the total area is given
for landscaping, and on Portovaya Street– about 25% of the projected territory.
It is also planned to create an embankment with a length of 12 km. We studied
the best world experience. This is the first practice in such a large-scale
The territory of Portovaya Street will combine residential and business areas
and will become a magnet for talented young people.
The high praise of Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov inspires us and
encourages us to work further on this project.