• Year: 2015
  • Location: Kazan RU
  • Client: Administration of the City of Kazan
  • Partner: Juurlink + Geluck
  • Status: Competition finalist

Linking residential areas and industrial terrain with the urban centre and suburbian nature, the Kaban lakes for decades have remained the spoiled ground along the spine of the city.

While focusing on cleaning the water through movable “green filters” and carefully maintaining the greenery on the shores, the project proposes only eight interventions, the so called “stations”, connected by an array of paths for pedestrians and cyclers.

SVESMI project explored the theme of the park for children, envisaging it as a truly democratic – and the largest in Russia – park for kids of all ages and their parents. The assumption was that kids can do what a public space in the place as controversial and complex as Tatarstan usually cannot – unite the citizens and mix various groups together for leisurely, cultural and educational activities.

Each intervention has its program and purpose; together they form a neckless of destinations attractive to visitors of various age and interests. The nature in-between the stations remains almost untouched except for the measures against pollution and cleaning of the plants affected by diseases.