The central market area forms an island within the urban fabric of
Perm. The original market area is nowadays hardly recognizable and
can only be detected by its monumental concrete arcs, marking the
Aim of this investigation is to provide strategies for a reorganisation
of the market activities, without denying the urban development that
has taken place so far - or demolishing characteristic or economical
valuable buildings. Several strategies are at hand. Most obvious way
of reorganisation is to apply the ‘basic block’ strategy,
it guarantees the greatest connectivity and blends the market area
into the overall urban fabric.
In a parallel but different approach, the market area is regarded
as one of the main public spaces. Here, the strategy is to reinforce
its public character and to stress its meaning on the level of the
city. This can be achieved by a polarisation to the standard urban
fabric and by interlinking the area to other main public spaces, like
the adjacent Danilikha valley.
In a less formal approach, the focus is put on the ‘market atmosphere’.
The main objective here is to support or facilitate informal and temporary