Vivid duo of Rio de Janeiro: culture and work


Student Name:

  • Maria Svetovidova


  • Dinara Gazizova
  • Vladislav Krayushkin

Advisor - Coordinator/Professor/Tutor:

  • Ilnar Akhtiamov

Institution Name:

  • Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering


  • Russian Federation


  • Highlights

The project aims at creating a modern, self-sustainable, comfortable, friendly neighbourhood that allows for growth and development inside the area and becomes a significant part of the city.

The main parts of the elaborated masterplan include spaces for work and rest, cultural and educational institutions. Embracing the local community’s unique culture and art is key to creating an engaged, active and responsible neighbourhood.

We aimed at creating an environment that would provide space for exploring, embracing and continuing unique culture and traditions of this area, creating engaging common spaces, cultural institutions. The preserved industrial building is reorganized into a half-open, long and multifunctional space for a market. Such complex, various and vivid buildings, integrated into green infrastructure, create an exciting overall view of the area.

The ideas and concepts are explained in the masterplan and various views, structural ideas are presented in quarter typology and detailed part of the plan.

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE is one of the main structural foundations for the whole masterplan. It is supported by separate green areas, parks, as well as by pedestrian bridges with active greening. These bridges also help connect the two sides, separated by Avenida Brasil Road.

QUARTERS are elaborated and guided by a typology, that depends on the position in the area and relation to the main road, Avenida Brasil.

WORK AND CULTURE are embraced and supported by various buildings and spaces that are spread all over Mare’. The functional scheme shows the prioritized spaces for both types, making the access and overall spatial organization reasonable.

Some religious buildings are preserved but fulfilled with green public spaces. Former industrial parts may also be saved and remade into a common space or a workshop.

The project allows for further growth and development, both physically and metaphorically. New educational, cultural, economical and infrastructural tissue of Mare’ is what makes for a sustainable and engaging living environment.