From April 1 to September 15, 2017, the work is being accepted.

Category | A pavilion or an arbor

General Terms

Today designing a quality, comfortable, and creative space for a city dweller is an actual topic in the professional environment. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a project of an element of public space – a pavilion or an arbor. The project ought to be executed according to land use and development rules and the existing legal documents that determine design standards.

The project should come up as a result of a holistic approach to urban land improvement and unconventional interpretation of the task of creating comfortable surroundings for the residents of the quarter. Thus, with the aim of increasing aesthetic appeal and an ability to design a unique image of a certain courtyard, especially in the territories inhabited by children and senior citizens, the project is desired to provide for informal thematic public space design.

It is also necessary to arrange functional zoning on the territory, provide developing nontrivial landscape design solutions, use of advanced materials, artificial relief formation, uniform method of form making, differentiation of surfaces in terms of types of coating and color. Combination of the elements of modern landscape design should expand on the idea of establishing an inimitable piece of landscape architecture on the territory of the quarter, which can become a center of attraction for the residents and perform transit, recreational and educational functions. Besides, it is necessary to enable creating conditions for free comfortable movement and rest for physically challenged and limited mobility people.

The theme is free – the project building can be anything from a room for playing board games up to a pavilion for health-improving activities. Functionality of the pavilion should be reflected in its architectural appearance. Architectural-planning solution should comply with the principles of functional zoning, rational arrangement of objects and improvements, pedestrian and vehicular traffic safety.

When designing, it is essential to take relief and form of the site into account. There are a number of tasks to be solved in the course of planning the element of public space: simultaneous concentration of several functions and providing for zones of pedestrian transit, rest and theme activities for the members of different socio-demographic groups.

Participants must determine and name the materials of which it is supposed to build the conceived objects.

General Requirements and Conditions

Project development should be started with the urban layout analysis.

The general plan should depict major functional zones’ boundaries, passages and parking places (sized 5,5 х 2,5 m), pedestrian walkways, curbs, existing architecture, different types of coating, equipment, trash enclosures and other improvements, highlighted with the lines of different color, type and linewidth. It is necessary to add graphic symbols and a legend to each drawing.

A fragment of the general plan should develop the idea of a holistic approach to designing and contain additional information about beautification features (equipment, lighting, surfaces); references and dimensions ought to be signed as well. It is necessary to present general data and balancing of areas: site area, residential area, nonresidential area, softscape area, areas of passages, parking spaces and sidewalks. Visualization of the project should also convey the idea behind it. One picture ought to be major, 2-3 – subsidiary (one of them may be a look from above).

General arrangement of the project should be executed considering the necessity of structuring the content into information blocks in order to simplify its reception; likewise, fundamental principles of arrangement and graphic design ought to be taken into account.

Functional Structure

The complex of public space may include zones and elements of various functional use:
  1. Pedestrian transit zone;
  2. Passages and parking spaces;
  3. Recreational areas for different social groups;
  4. Sports areas (basketball, football, volleyball, outdoor fitness equipment and assault courses) and active recreation facilities for youth (extreme sports);
  5. Softscape (flowerbeds, trees, grass lawns, bushes, decor arrangements of inert materials);
  6. Small architectural forms (benches, litter bins, fencing, parking columns and spheres, sculptures, signboards and information stands, elements of lighting);
  7. Dog walking areas;
  8. Trash enclosures.

Final combination can be determined by the project designer independently according to their concept.

List of Approximate Graphic Materials for the project

  1. General plan;
  2. Territory zoning scheme (showing pedestrian and vehicular transits, parking places, trash eoclosures, etc.);
  3. General improvement plan (with graphic symbols);
  4. Fragment of a general plan, showing equipment, small architectural forms, elements of plant arrangement, types of coating, etc. (with graphic symbols and a legend);
  5. Facades of the element of public space – a pavilion or an arbor;
  6. Design sections (not less than 2);
  7. 3D perspective visualization (2-3 points).

It is also allowed to include schemes and texts that illustrate development of ideas and proposals explaining the designer’s intent.


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