Improvement of the embankment in the area of the Pavshinskaya Poyma Second Stage // Basis architectural bureau

Krasnogorsk, Russia

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The Pavshinskaya Poyma is a densely populated residential area of Krasnogorsk with a very compact development of high-rise residential buildings which needed recreational areas for comfortable living, walks with children and leisure (the nearest park was not located within walking distance). Basis studio has been working on this project for five years and continues to work on it.

The entire project for the improvement of Pavshinskaya Poyma covers about 13 hectares. The first stage, completed in autumn 2020, constituted 4 hectares; now another large part of the lower embankment is completed. The new section of the embankment will eventually become green and shady with planted maples, willows, beautiful tall grass.

The waterfront is now home to lounge chairs, benches and two observation decks with marvelous views. The long jogging track along the river appeared as a result of many public hearings and discussions, meetings with activists, working closely with the residents and engaging them in the design concept. Basis studio’s design is based on socio-cultural programming and user experience.

The studio produces custom urban design elements for each space. The most natural materials and forms were used in the Pavshinskaya territory. This was important both visually and semantically: the studio wanted to create a light, open, accessible environment as opposed to an urbanized environment. The playground elements are made entirely of natural materials.

An important part of the project idea was to design a blooming garden and hills to diversify the landscape: create more comfortable spaces with an elaborate design visible from the bridge, protecting from strong winds and adding greenery to the densely built environment..

Improvement of the embankment in the area of the Pavshinskaya Poyma Second Stage Gallery