Vasilievsky Island competition St. Petersburg

Vasilievsky Island competition St. Petersburg

Architect
Orange Architects

KCAP
Location
St. Petersburg, Finland
Project Year
2015
Category
Cities
Stories By
Orange Architects

KCAP
© KCAP and ORANGE Architects

Vasilievsky Island competition St. Petersburg by KCAP + ORANGE

Orange Architects as Architects

KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects win the first prize in the urban and architectural competition for the most western tip of Vasilievsky Island in St. Petersburg. With its important role in the historical outreach of St. Petersburg towards the West, Vasiliesvky Island will become the most prominent manifestation of the city of St. Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland. With the urban plan, the 15 ha site will become a new part of the city with a diverse mix of urban functions facilitating and interconnecting the surrounding areas. It will become a new face of St. Petersburg as entrance of the city from the water. The design concept of KCAP and ORANGE focuses on enhancing the iconic value of the city of St. Petersburg and on creating an attractive and high-quality environment for living, working and recreation. The peninsula will be enlarged with a park to enjoy the waterfront at the Finnish Bay. Solid blocks and a diversity of enclosed urban courtyards define the urban layout and refer to the historical structure of St. Petersburg. Towers form the layer above the urban blocks. They allow for spectacular panorama views to the sea and the city center. Topped with gold-coloured spires, in the tradition of St. Petersburg’s architecture, a unique landmark silhouette of Vasilievsky Island evolves and creates an expressive, recognizable and iconic image. The international design competition was organized by Glorax Development and the municipality of St. Petersburg. It started with 12 competitors in the first phase and continued with six in the second round, of which three national and three international teams. Next to KCAP in cooperation with ORANGE Architects also A-Len from St. Petersburg was awarded with the first prize. Both teams will be involved in the further elaboration of the project.


Vasilievsky Island competition St. Petersburg

KCAP as Architects

KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects win the first prize in the urban and architectural competition for the most western tip of Vasilievsky Island in St. Petersburg. With its important role in the historical outreach of St. Petersburg towards the West, Vasiliesvky Island will become the most prominent manifestation of the city of St. Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland. With the urban plan, the 15 ha site will become a new part of the city with a diverse mix of urban functions facilitating and interconnecting the surrounding areas. It will become a new face of St. Petersburg as entrance of the city from the water.


The design concept of KCAP and ORANGE focuses on enhancing the iconic value of the city of St. Petersburg and on creating an attractive and high-quality environment for living, working and recreation. The peninsula will be enlarged with a park to enjoy the waterfront at the Finnish Bay. Solid blocks and a diversity of enclosed urban courtyards define the urban layout and refer to the historical structure of St. Petersburg. Towers form the layer above the urban blocks. They allow for spectacular panorama views to the sea and the city center. Topped with gold-coloured spires, in the tradition of St. Petersburg’s architecture, a unique landmark silhouette of Vasilievsky Island evolves and creates an expressive, recognizable and iconic image.


The international design competition was organized by Glorax Development and the municipality of St. Petersburg. It started with 12 competitors in the first phase and continued with six in the second round, of which three national and three international teams. Next to KCAP in cooperation with ORANGE Architects also A-Len from St. Petersburg was awarded with the first prize. Both teams will be involved in the further elaboration of the project.


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