Saint Petersburg, Russia

Yukki Village Masterplan

The proposed territory for design is located near St. Petersburg – in Yukki village, in a quiet and picturesque place. Proximity to the city ensures the accessibility of social infrastructure facilities: stores, schools, kindergartens, clinics.

The design site has a complex relief with a height difference of up to 50 meters. This makes it possible to place different types of cottages, for example, with additional terraces on the roof. Coniferous plants – pines and spruces – grow on the site, there are small swamps and streams that can be modified and used as an additional attraction and make the residential village distinctive.

For the master plan, the Architectural Bureau A.Len proposed 2 street arrangements: triangular and radial. It is proposed basing the house design on modern architecture, minimalism, and compactness. One of the important elements of the architectural solution could be the panoramic windows and large terraces. Height differences in the terrain will make it possible to combine residential buildings with a pitched roof and buildings with a flat roof and terraces. The project involves 4 construction stages.

Quiet, unity with nature, and the comfort of the living environment are the leitmotif of the project in Yukki, prompted by the surroundings.

Landscape project

In addition to the master plan, the Architectural Bureau proposed developing a landscape project of the promenade – a place for recreation of the village residents.

The functional part of the promenade includes areas for both active and leisurely recreation. There are playgrounds for children of different age groups, playgrounds for team games, bike paths, workout equipment, ping-pong tables, and a rope park. There are also special areas reserved for barbecue, chess tables, and a book club. Pavilions area also set up for yoga classes. There are coffee houses throughout the promenade. A descending slope to the water is in the central zone of the promenade at the lake.

In winter, the functions of the promenade change. Part of the bike paths is reserved for cross-country skiing trails. A skating rink is set up on the lake, friendly hockey matches are held. A Christmas tree is placed in a specially designated spot. Slopes are prepared for tubing, ice skating, and sledding. Places are set aside for the championship in making snowmen and celebrating Maslenitsa.

Facts and Figures
Team of authors
  • Year of Design
  • Stage
    Draft project
  • Land Area
    459 701 sq.m
  • Piece of Land
  • The Area of the Houses
    44 300 sq.m
  • Client
  • S. Oreshkin — Project Manager
  • R. Andreeva — Chief Architect of the project
  • Plan