Address: Russia, St. Petersburg, Pushkinsky district, Lesnoe territory
Customer: The Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education "Saint-Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics"
Design: from 2019
St. Petersburg University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics is more than a hundred years old. Today, according to QS World University Rankings, the University ranks first in Russia in the Electronics and Electrical Engineering category.
The ITMO High Park project envisages the creation of a world-class research, education and innovation centre, including the ITMO University suburban campus with student dormitories and research centers.
The new campus plays the role of a city-forming factor and becomes a driver for the development of a new residential formation - satellite city Yuzhny.
Master plan of the complex proposes the idea of opening the university to the urban community through the 'permeable contour' of the campus.
In addition to semi-enclosed areas (vast Central Park in the centre of the composition, Student Square in front of the clubhouse, etc.), structure of the complex includes public spaces, equally attractive to students, residents and visitors of the science city. These include an extended square in front of the north façade of the Training Building and a complex square in front of the Business Incubator and National Urban Centre buildings.
The main academic building, located at the convergence point of the complex, is designed according to the principles of organic/parametric architecture: the building responds to external impulses and constraints, requirements of the functional and technological program. Where necessary building opens up to the outside world, throwing out "protuberances" of functional units, forming passages between enclosures and, at the same time, filling the land in the most rational way.
The residential area of the ITMO Highpark campus is formed by 4-5-story dormitory buildings. Dormitories are located on the artificial terrain of public Central Park, which gently descends towards the Main academic building. Regardless of the shape of the plan (square, circle), the architectural solution of dormitories involves creation of a comfortable living unit with an atrium courtyard, a typology going back to cloisters.
The science center cluster is located across from the dorms on the opposite side of Central Park. In contrast to free layout of the residential area, science centres line up and form a strict regular composition. The four-story science buildings house laboratories for research in information technology, photonic and quantum technologies, life and health sciences.
the ITMO Highpark complex area - about 90 hectares
Educational campus area - 25.9 hectares
Academic building area - 26 442 sq. m
Total floor area of dormitories - 76,429 sq. m
Total Area of Scientific Centers - 42,300 sq. m.
Sports centre area - 27,000 sq.m.