Development Architectural and Urban Planning Concepts for a New Town in Sakhalin Region

15 March – 12 November 2021
Korsakov, Sakhalin Region

The Agency for Strategic Development CENTER in strategic partnership with the Genplan Institute of Moscow will develop a model of a new city in the Sakhalin Region. A project of creating a city from scratch is virtually unprecedented for the urban planning practice not only in modern Russia, but in the whole world. The future city is expected to provide additional momentum for the socio-economic development of the Sakhalin Region and the Far Eastern Federal District, increase the competitive advantage of the region’s economy, and contribute to strengthening a favorable investment climate. 

The development architectural and urban planning concepts for a new town in Sakhalin Region has been initiated by the Sakhalin Region Development Corporation with the support of the Sakhalin Region government. 

Object

The territory is in the Korsakovsky Urban District of Sakhalin Region. It has an approximate area of 1,200 ha.

Purpose

Development of architectural and urban planning concepts (master plans) for a new town in the Korsakovsky Urban District of Sakhalin Region with detailed elaboration of the functional planning decisions for the key objects and territories.

Objective

  • determination of the optimal characteristics and solutions for the development of a new town in Sakhalin Region, in accordance with contemporary approaches to architecture, urban planning, and urban technologies;
  • determination of potential possibility, feasibility, and effectiveness of investment, including for the Sakhalin Region Development Corporation;
  • increase of the investment attractiveness of the territory.

Stages of developing a concept and an integrated model for a new city:

  • Collection and analysis of data;
  • clarification of the boundaries of the territory of the Korsakov urban district, the considered development of a master plan for a new city;
  • determination of urban planning potential and restrictions for the development of a new city (restrictions related to the legal regime of land use, the location of zones with special conditions for the use of the territory, the geographical characteristics of the design sites, including the features of the relief, hydrological regime, seismic hazard of the territory, etc.);
  • formation of general principles and approaches to the development of the territory of the new city based on the best Russian and international practices;
  • clarification of the location boundaries and planned development parameters for no more than five key facilities and territories, the Korsakov Port multimodal transport and logistics complex and the Sakhalintech innovation and technological cluster, proposed for the development of fundamental functional planning and architectural and spatial solutions;
  • determination of the principles and key parameters of sustainable development of the new city;
  • creation of a functional-spatial model of a new city;
  • conducting anthropological research and creating a socio-cultural model of a new city (forming portraits of future city residents, forecasting the number, determining requests, scenarios of life in the city).

Valery LimarenkoSakhalin Region Governor

It is important to us to create a new logistics-adjacent industry and develop the transport and logistics business. Coupled with a comfortable environment, that would make it so no one would want to leave the island – on the contrary, people from all over Russia would move there. That is what motivated the idea to build a new, modern, environmentally clean city with modern energy-saving technologies and unmanned transport near Korsakov.

Anticipated result 

The development of an architectural and urban planning concept for a new city in the Sakhalin Region will help improve the socio-economic development of the Sakhalin Region and the Far Eastern Federal District, increase the competitiveness of the regional economy, its diversification, and create a favorable investment climate.

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