Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering
in historical and cultural landscape of the town of Sviyazhsk
Designed living environment is located near the Sviyazhsk island (around Kazan city in Russia), adhering to the old Moscow road (Siberian tract ), currently settled below the water level. The road is parallel to the existing transport dam, which, in turn, connects the island to the right bank of the river Volga. Along the revived Moscow road, in its central part, there is a multifunctional media information environment, which also includes museum and exhibition and hotel facilities serving to some extent as a buffer and as a saturating source of information for tourists visiting the island of Sviyazhsk. Through the artificially formed channel due to the uplift of the territory, allotted for building low-rise housing of several different typologies, above the "high water” mark the network of pedestrian and transport communications is thrown, providing the direct contact between tourists and residents of the ecopolis.