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Vasilievsky Island Competition St. Petersburg

Gulf of Finland Architecture Contest, Russia – design by KCAP / ORANGE

21 + 20 Dec 2015

Vasilievsky Island Competition in St. Petersburg

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Design: KCAP Architects&Planners / ORANGE Architects

KCAP + ORANGE win first prize Vasilievsky Island competition St. Petersburg

Vasilievsky Island competition St. Petersburg

Rotterdam, 18 December 2015 – KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects win the first prize in the urban and architectural competition for the most western tip of Vasilievsky Island in St. Petersburg. With its important role in the historical outreach of St. Petersburg towards the West, Vasiliesvky Island will become the most prominent manifestation of the city of St. Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland.

With the urban plan, the 15 ha site will become a new part of the city with a diverse mix of urban functions facilitating and interconnecting the surrounding areas. It will become a new face of St. Petersburg as entrance of the city from the water.

Vasilievsky Island competition St. Petersburg

The design concept of KCAP and ORANGE focuses on enhancing the iconic value of the city of St. Petersburg and on creating an attractive and high-quality environment for living, working and recreation. The peninsula will be enlarged with a park to enjoy the waterfront at the Finnish Bay. Solid blocks and a diversity of enclosed urban courtyards define the urban layout and refer to the historical structure of St. Petersburg.

Vasilievsky Island competition St. Petersburg

Towers form the layer above the urban blocks. They allow for spectacular panorama views to the sea and the city center. Topped with gold-coloured spires, in the tradition of St. Petersburg’s architecture, a unique landmark silhouette of Vasilievsky Island evolves and creates an expressive, recognizable and iconic image.

Vasilievsky Island competition St. Petersburg

The international design competition was organized by Glorax Development and the municipality of St. Petersburg. It started with 12 competitors in the first phase and continued with six in the second round, of which three national and three international teams. Next to KCAP in cooperation with ORANGE Architects also A-Len from St. Petersburg was awarded with the first prize. Both teams will be involved in the further elaboration of the project.

Vasilievsky Island competition St. Petersburg

Visuals © KCAP and ORANGE Architects

Vasilievsky Island Competition – Design Team

KCAP Architects&Planners is an internationally operating design firm specialised in architecture and urbanism. KCAP holds offices in Rotterdam (NL), Zurich (CH) and Shanghai (CN) and works with a staff of 85 professionals.
KCAP is led by five partners: Han van den Born, Kees Christiaanse, Ruurd Gietema, Irma van Oort and Ute Schneider.
Since its founding in 1989 by Kees Christiaanse, KCAP has grown to be one of the leading offices for architecture and urban planning in Europe and Asia.

Vasilievsky Island competition St. Petersburg

ORANGE Architects was established in 2010 by Michiel Hofman, Patrick Meijers and Jeroen Schipper. ORANGE architects is a multidisciplinary design firm with offices in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, the design capitals of The Netherlands.

ORANGE Architects is working in the fields of architecture, interior design, urban planning and product development. The goal is to guide clients on a successful path towards inspiring, powerful and rich environments in every design-scale. From urban (re)development to product design; from collective housing to luxurious villa; from office planning to private interior.

ORANGE Architects has been working on ambitious projects in The Netherlands, Russia and the Middle East. The projects display ORANGE’s prime merit: the ability to embrace local traditions – and fuse them with new, innovative ideas and forms – creating synergy between present and future, between what is happening today and what will be tomorrow.

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Location: Vasilievsky Island, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

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