The main potential of urban development resides in undeveloped and abandoned industrial areas, surroundings of transport hubs and zones bordering either natural territorial complexes or heritage protection territories. The territory between Kursky railway station and former Serp i Molot metallurgical plant is an example of such area. The territory investigation has revealed quite a number of problems such as poor transport accessibility, pedestrian unfriendliness and shortfalls in housing and new office spaces.
Despite this zone being a central part of the city, it remains underdeveloped and excluded from urban life. The whole area behind Kursky railway station requires complex reorganization. Our project aims at unlocking this area potential and shaping a dynamic environment within the district. The abandoned territories are to transform into mixed-use spaces providing various social uses, housing and office spaces; pedestrian and transport connections are to be arranged.