In April 2021, the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov personally held a visiting meeting of the Commission on Urban Development in Historical Settlements. At the meeting, the Commission considered five new construction projects in the historical center of Kazan, including a project for a residential complex on the Ostrovsky street, designed by the “Pergaev Bureau”.
Photo: Rustem Kadyrov
The residential complex has five buildings of variable number of storeys, which are commensurate with the surrounding city landscape. The first version of the project was presented back in 2020, but was rejected at a meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission on Urban Development in Historic Settlements. The developers were advised to lower the number of storeys. Following the recommendations, we made the necessary changes to the project without breaking the original concept.
The revised version of the architectural project of the “Pergaev Bureau” was approved by the commission headed by Rustam Minnikhanov, and the construction was started.
Now, on the site of the future residential complex, there is an undeveloped area that tears apart the fabric of the city. Public transport routes pass through Ostrovskogo Street, there is a subway station within a radius of 190 meters, and a kindergarden is less than 300 meters away. This part of the city is actively used by the townspeople; it needs to be filled with new architecture.
Since the construction zone is located in the historical part of the city, the concept of the residential complex was based on the idea of preserving the quarterly contour of the existing development while maintaining the permeability of the territory.
The whole complex consists of five buildings of different heights: from six to eight floors. High-rise dominants maintain the profile of the street and shape the perspective of the complex. The first floors of the buildings are non-residential, they face Ostrovsky Street, have a large glazing area, which forms an active front of the street. Commercial facilities such as cafes and shops can be located here.
The facades of residential buildings differ from each other, but are made in a similar style of the complex. This solution gives individuality to each home and creates a multi-layered urban environment.
The future residential complex in the historical center of Kazan will undoubtedly become a new bright point of attraction on the city map.