Blocks 10, 11, 12, 13, Vassileostrovsky District, St. Petersburg, Russia
Client: LSR Development
Design: started in 2017
Total residential area: 503 088 m2
Team of authors:
Architects: N.I. Yavein (leader), V.I. Burmistrova G.V. Shevchenko, A.I. Amelkovich, M.V. Fomina, I.V. Kozhin, I.E. Grigoryev, K.O. Schastlivtseva; E.D. Elovkov, V.A. Zenkevich, V.B. Ponomarev, Y.V. Smolin with the participation of E.A. Novosadyuk, A.I. Fedorova, I.S. Doniki, E.Yu. Alyoshina, A.A. Patrikeev (visualization), A. S. Verenich (general plan) Working
Group: M.K. Goryachkina, A.G. Kelch, A.D. Bazhenov, Yu.V. Dubeyko, M.N. Sokolova, I.S. Paskachev, R.O. Pokrovsky, A.V. Eremeeva
The four new blocks occupy 24.9 hectares of alluvial territory in the west of Vassilyevsky Island and provide a new residential space of about 500,000 m2.
The buildings are arranged in several lines. V-shaped and semi-circular buildings of the first line face the Gulf of Finland. Tower apartment buildings have been placed between them and moved back from the red line. They form the second line and provide the neighbourhood with a clear rhythm. The east line along the boulevard consists of a chessboard-like arrangement of apartment buildings. The centre of the blocks stretched along the coastline is taken up by schools and kindergartens.
The composition, rhythm, and silhouette are incredibly precise. The seafront façades are wind-resistant. The buildings in the south are lower than the buildings in the north, while the centre of the composition has been emphasized by two focal points. The concave shape of the buildings facing the sea gives a view of the water to as many apartments as possible and forms a sequence of courtyards. They help blend the boundary between the space inside the blocks and the public line park on the coast.