Perm Railway District is situated close to Perm station and used to
be the living quarter for workmen of the railway. Numerous of German-built
wooden huts (called ‘barraks’) are testifying of that
period. Nowadays the state of the charming-looking houses is abominable
and beyond repair. |
The aim of the Urban Plan Perm Railway District is to create conditions
for an urban development pertaining to the future development of the
entire city of Perm as described in the Perm Strategic Masterplan
The reformed perimeter block forms the major planning tool for the
urban layout. Basic intervention is connecting the area to the city
network. Street profiles are adjusted in order to anticipate on future
urban infrastructure developments as well as to provide high quality
public spaces. The borders between public and private are determined
(red lines), taking into account existing buildings and private property.
The placement and size of perimeter blocks is adjusted according to
the inherent layout of the site, providing a nearly seamless, self-evident
incorporation of existing buildings into the new block structure.
By doing so, secondary streets (paths) are not corresponding, de-stimulating
passing traffic and are varying in width, creating differentiated
semi-formal public environments.
On typological level a tool-kit is elaborated, taking into consideration
existing living patterns, providing social mixtures and addressing
a new city-dweller by introducing a - by Russian means - uncommon
typology: the townhouse.