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Yaanila Country Park

Public Park with Community Facilities

Yaanila Country is located just outside of the ring of St. Petersburg, housing up to 9000 residents in a new mixed use urban quarter.

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The plan for Yaanila Country breaks with the current tradition of individual developments, increasingly depriving St-Petersburg of its public and green spaces. The new quarter is organized around a large park, amid residential and working neighborhoods.

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All required sport- and playground facilities, traditionally located in fenced of private blocks, are combined in this central and public heart. Moreover the park anchors the new district in the surrounding forest landscape, rooting urban functions in a natural environment. As a cohesive green core, it provides a shared identity to all surrounding neighborhoods, reintroducing the creation of public space by private residential developments.

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The edges of the park are treated as interfaces, establishing strong connections with the surrounding neighborhoods. On the western side as a formal boulevard, accompanied by evergreen pine trees, creating a lasting experience in every season. On the eastern side as an informal walkway, planted with flowering shrubs and trees, creating a continually changing image. Both edges are interconnected by a network of paths, making the park an essential part of the daily walking routine of the residents. Sport grounds are clustered, and serve, together with the kindergartens, as neighborhood destinations. Playing facilities are spread over the entire park, and create an animated 3 dimensional landscape. The topography is carefully defined, to maximize the usability. Small hills offer dry playgrounds during a large period of the year, while depressions can temporarily store water. A series pocket squares and wooden piers creates unique anchor points along the park.

Integrating all these different strategies, the park offers an inspiring and diverse realm, turning private facilities into public amenities.

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Year

2013 - 2015

Location

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Type

Public Space

Client

LST Development

Size

42 ha

Awards

Habitat Award - Best residential public space design in the Leningrad region

Publications

Archello
De Architect
World Landscape Architecture
Publieke ruimte
Project Baltia
cih.ru блог
Stedebouw & architectuur
aaajrl.lofter
Straatbeeld
Sztuka-krajobrazu
News zhulong
Landscape Middle East Magazine

Team & partners

Michiel van Driessche
Marnix Vink
Deborah Lambert
Alexandra Merkulova
Carlijn Klomp
Laura Spenkelink
Marina Salimgareeva
KCAP 

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