Stuff International was commissioned to create a Master Plan for a town with a population of 12,000. The 249 hectare site is between Chelyabinsk and Yekaterinburg in central Russia, a short rail journey from the centre of Yekaterinburg.
The aim was to create an urban environment that allows residents to work, rest and play within their local environment and to plan its infrastructure to enable residents to commute to Yekaterinburg on a daily basis, if required.
Stuff International appointed Stephen Anderson, Indigo Planning and Andy Sturgeon, a renowned Landscape Architecture in the UK, to assist with the project.
We created zones for WORK (commercial and retail); REST (residential - premium, intermediary and lower cost) and PLAY (areas for sailing sports and club activity). By supplying the main needs of the residents locally, we aim to create a self-sustaining and rewarding environment for residents and its businesses. We created a central spine and bridge to give direct, quick access from the centre of town to the commuter train.
The attractive forestry and natural surroundings of the site offered us an opportunity to enrich the living experience of residents by focusing the development towards its views and by creating access and walkways to encourage interaction and outdoors activities.
The design of the buildings is more European in style, to facilitate the incorporation of the landscape with buildings in the development./p>
This is Stuff International's third town Master Plan in Russia and we are committed developing new and exciting environments that bring joy to lots of people.