The main objective of the project is the transformation of the designated
sections of Tverskaya Street into a more liveable urban environment.
Today, the pedestrian visitor strolling on the narrow sidewalks, appears
to be situated within an ‘urban canyon’, comprising street facades
of 30 meter height and a ground surface of 70% asphalt. The approach
for upgrading the Tverskaya streetscape focuses foremost on the improvement
of the pedestrian environment and the creation of areas with a sincere
quality of urban street life.|
Zoning of sidewalk area. Generally, the sidewalk is divided
into a ‘walking area’ and a ‘green margin’, both varying in width
and programming. The walking area comprises a pavement of natural
stones that are equally used in half-open pavements applied within
the green margin.
Creation of green ‘stepping stones’ at traffic intersections. The intersections of Tverskaya Street with the local street network
are transformed into ‘pocket parks’. They form a kind of green stepping
stones for the pedestrian route along Tverskaya and provide a spatial
enrichment for the Tverskaya profile. These additional spaces give
the opportunity to plant trees within parts of the profile restricted
to do so, giving a sensation in the perception of the urban space
both for pedestrians and car drivers.
Reorganisation of traffic flows. The introduction of pocket
parks, occupying street intersections, requires a reorganisation of
the existing traffic flows. The intervention anticipates on the present
traffic organisation of Tverskaya Street and adds a new graduation
within the sequence of existing traffic patterns.