LEADER OF CONSORTIUMIND architects (Moscow, Russia)
MEMBERSNight Frank (Moscow, Russia) John Thompson & Partners (London, UK) SPI Planning Group (Vladivostok, Russia) Concrete Jungle (Vladivostok, Russia) DA!Architects (Shanghai, China) HPB-Solution (Moscow, Russia)
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE CONCEPT
The main value of the project is the fragile ecosystem of Sakhalin, where the delicate balance of geological, hydrological and meteorological processes provokes both awe and admiration. The creation of Ecopolis in these conditions is the perfect reason to reinvent urban design.
Sakhalin’s topography and natural features, unique in their beauty and richness, as well as its favorable geopolitical position, make Sakhalin as a whole, and Ecopolis in particular, a very important point on the map of Russia and of the world. It is important that the place’s scale and unique features are preserved, while also taking part in the global agenda and processes.
The new city is a large data and information exchange structure, a platform for discoveries and a testing ground where every citizen is a full-fledged participant.
The level of mobility matches up with the ever-accelerating pace of life.
The urban structure is aimed at the establishment of a new type of relationship between buildings, nature and people, with each element qualitatively reinforcing the others.
The new city blends into the surrounding landscape, and its districts are mixed for better interaction and the constant circulation of urban communities.
Our vision embodies high ambitions for adaptation to climate change and circulation that ensures environmental, social and economic efficiency and sustainability.
Our objective is the creation of synergy between innovative solutions at various scales.