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KCAP and ORANGE Architects Win St. Petersburg Island Competition

KCAP and ORANGE Architects Win St. Petersburg Island Competition
KCAP and ORANGE Architects Win St. Petersburg Island Competition , Courtesy of KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects
Courtesy of KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects

A team composed of KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects has been awarded first place in a competition to design the western-most tip of Vasilievsky Island in St. Petersburg, Russia. The 15 hectare site will become a new part of the city of St. Petersburg, extending it into the Gulf of Finland through a new variety of urban functions. Thus, the project symbolizes the “new face of St. Petersburg as an entrance of the city from the water.”

Courtesy of KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects
Courtesy of KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects

The overall design concept focuses on enhancing the iconic value of the city and creating a new, high-quality environment for life, work, and recreation. These goals will be met through an enlargement of the peninsula, and larger city plan of a waterfront park, solid blocks, and enclosed urban courtyards to define the city’s layout.

Courtesy of KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects
Courtesy of KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects
Courtesy of KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects
Courtesy of KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects

Above the urban blocks, towers will form a higher layer “topped with gold-colored spires in the tradition of St. Petersburg’s architecture, a unique landmark silhouette of Vasilievsky Island [that will evolve] and create an expressive, recognizable, and iconic image.”

Courtesy of KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects
Courtesy of KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects
Courtesy of KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects
Courtesy of KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects

A-Len from St. Petersburg was also awarded first prize, and thus, both teams will participate in further elaboration of the project.

Learn more about the project here.

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "KCAP and ORANGE Architects Win St. Petersburg Island Competition " 30 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/779578/kcap-architects-and-planners-and-orange-architects-win-st-petersburg-island-competition/> ISSN 0719-8884
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Courtesy of KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects

KCAP 和 ORANGE 建筑事务所赢得了圣彼得堡岛设计竞赛