Russia Organic City – Futuristic Architecture By Schiavello Architects Office

Organic City in Russia

A futuristic architecture project “Russia organic city” designed by the Italian team  Schiavello Architects Office for the international competition «Environment of Contemporary Architecture».

The platform of “Russia-Organic city” symbolizes the cultural and historical origins of Russia in a way that shows the relationship between the future and the past, between the sacred and the profane.

Towers have always been a much-loved feature of Russian architecture skyscrapers such as Kremlin, Lomonosov University and hotel Ucrainia where built with pointed tops, or inflated vertical turrets which gave an exotic air to the buildings associated with the Russian upper middle classes (the “Litejnij prospekt” or the “Petrogradskaja Storona”).

These turrets had different uses they could house private chapels or simply be used as additional rooms in houses of the well-to-do. Starting from this analysis is born the concept of a new city which is a fusion of historical and futuristic vision of Russia.

The Organic-city will be an ecological city with residences and services for 10.000 inhabitants with an area of 400,000 square meters and 500,000 square meters for recreational activities which can be positioned anywhere. In this futuristic, fluid and dynamic city, the inhabitants can move in different themed areas(residences, private and public green spaces) as if they were passing through an urban “landscape” with many different situations. The structure is built with a double eco-compatible skin with transparent diamond- cut exterior shell which allows the snow to slide easily and which on sunny days gathers energy thanks to organic photovoltaic cells positioned outside of the building.

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Project Info:

  • Project : Russia Organic city
  • Location: Russia
  • Program : Housing, service, green, museum, square
  • Client: C:CA / Center of Contemporary Architecture
  • Phase: International competition – «Environment of Contemporary Architecture»
  • Area: 500,000 sqm – recreational activities 500,000 sqm – residences and services for 10.000 inhabitants
  • Year: 2011
  • Team : Sao architecture , Francesco Schiavello