Sferiq Town

Creative settlement

Russia

Building plot size: 310'000 m2

      

Living:

  • 50 Single Houses
  • 100 town Houses
  • 160 Apartments
         

Creative Centre:

  • School & Kindergarten
  • Science & Entert. Centre
  • Art Hub & Hotel
  • Business Facilities
  • Academy
  • Shopping, Market Hall
  • Sport & Recreation Centre
         

Recreation: 

  • Native Forest
  • Animal Park
  • Lake
  • Botanical Garden
  • Outdoor Sport Facilities

SferiqTown is a development project conceived by investment company Sferiq as a franchise project. Aiming to create out-of-city communities, or city quarters, a whole complex of products and services will be offered under the SferiqTown brand. An innovative technology will be used to transform physical spaces into a new social environment stimulating its residents to produce new knowledge and technical innovations. Unlike other housing development schemes, this project is an unprecedented attempt at dissuading creative people from leaving Russia by providing them with the comfortable and inspiring environment to realize their potentials in business innovation and scientific research from the comfort of their own neighbourhood. SferiqTown concept is based on the idea of a harmonious coexistence of residential areas closed for visitors and areas with developed education, business, culture and sport facilities accessible to the visiting public. The Creative Centre with its communication piazza, the Forum, forms the “heart” of the town, becoming its main entertainment area and a primary social meeting place. A town’s new social environment formed through open and free communication will positively influence the quality of living and lifestyles of the neighbouring territories.

CONCEPT

The concept of SferiqTown can be visualized in the following formula:

‘SIA’ Smart interactive architecture + ‘HCD’ Human-Centred Design + ‘Enabling Spaces Process’ a psychological portrait of the user group, based on scientific interdisciplinary research = SferiqTown,the concept of a town for creative people.

The SferiqTown concept focuses on individuals and their requirements, and the conviction that a person will build his/her own future if they live in a comfortable social community, which allows them:

• To work in a smart environment.

• To study continuously from Kindergarten to Business Academy based on the leading edge educational methods

• To live in comfortable surroundings conducive to spending more time with their family and friends.

SferiqTown is a complex constructed as a network of building modules for residential, social, educational, entertainment and service purposes, functioning according to the ‘Plug and Play’ principle. Changing the positioning, dimension and functions of the network’s elements can easily adjust the layout and sizes of the modules and thus each complex can be adapted to the land and the people for whom they are built.

TECHNOLOGY

The technology used in creating this new social environment will enable any physical space to accommodate innovation and creativity. The town’s design is based on the concept of “Enabling spaces”, which is a radically user- & innovation-centered design process aiming at examining and understanding the client‘s vital needs, vision, values, as well as social, cognitive, emotional and technological aspects.

MASTERPLAN

SferiqTown provides high quality accommodation that can be adapted to the requirements of families of different sizes and with different interests. High-quality modern architecture, ecologically friendly building materials as well as the most advanced and innovative technologies, like photovoltaic panels, wind power and a large scale ground source heat pump, will contribute to a comfortable living environment and will make the SferiqTown a model of environmental sustainability.

The main modules of the complex comprise:

• Residential zones with different kinds of real estate

• A developed entertainment infrastructure

• A creativity and innovation centre

• A training and education infrastructure (kindergarten, school, business academy, educational zones in other building modules)

• A science entertainment park

• An art centre

• “Smart” work spaces

ENTERTAINMENT INFRASTRUCTURE

“The town for creative people” will include a developed indoor and outdoor sports and activities infrastructure. The town’s territory includes a wooded area, a lake, a botanic garden, beautiful grounds with picturesque views, open-air sports fields, science discovery areas and other places for relaxation and entertainment. The SferiqTown project envisions the construction of a mini zoo and various land art pieces including interactive installations distributed around the domain. A wide selection of relaxation activities available to every taste will ensure that the town’s residents spend more time with their families and friends.

THE CREATIVE CENTRE

The Creative Center is the heart of the town and its primary attraction. Each of the Center’s buildings has its own identity portrayed in a unique architectural form and design, depending on its functional purpose. The main socializing zone of this modern complex is the Forum - ‘communication piazza’ which, as a central hub acts as a connecting interface, creating a buzz and a vibrant atmosphere at the intersection of these exciting functions. An ideal coexistence of the relaxation, entertainment and work sectors with restaurants and cafes inside the ‘communication piazza’ make this a perfect meeting place for fellow residents, office workers and town visitors to socialize with one another in a lively environment.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

The Creative Center is the heart of the town and its primary attraction. Each of the Center’s buildings has its own identity portrayed in a unique architectural form and design, depending on its functional purpose. The main socializing zone of this modern complex is the Forum - ‘communication piazza’ which, as a central hub acts as a connecting interface, creating a buzz and a vibrant atmosphere at the intersection of these exciting functions. An ideal coexistence of the relaxation, entertainment and work sectors with restaurants and cafes inside the ‘communication piazza’ make this a perfect meeting place for fellow residents, office workers and town visitors to socialize with one another in a lively environment.

SCIENCE AND ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE 

The modern Science and Entertainment Centre will become the town’s hallmark as it includes the Museum of Physical Sciences and the Entertainment Centre. With their advanced technology these will be particular assets for adults and children who are interested in the latest developments in science, information technology, communications and other new technology. The Science Centre offers specialists and students cutting-edge resources that will enable them to study effectively and acquire advanced qualifications: science laboratories, practical seminars and interactive museum exhibitions. The vitality of the Centre will make an ideal place for staging creative discussions, as well as business meetings. Children can learn about natural phenomena through interactive games when they visit the Forum’s science zone, “Science World”.

ART HUB

The Art Hub links art and science together and brings them into everyday life. Here residents can observe artwork in creation in the workshops and studios, attend lectures on art and culture, or discover where their own talents lie by trying out different media and techniques for themselves. Special attention will be paid to children’s aesthetic development with art related subjects included in their curriculums and artists called in to teach at the kindergarten and school and help children to participate in various art projects. The SferiqTown concept promotes the ongoing cooperation of people in art and business, and the Art Centre is a place where such people can meet and work together on common projects. The artistic atmosphere of the “Art Containers” restaurant will attract business meetings and private functions, and the “Art Hotel” built on the roof of the Art Centre will provide yet another exhibition venue. Each of the hotel rooms will have its own individual design and will be adorned with work by different artists.

'SMART' WORK SPACES

SferiqTown offers “smart” workspaces designed to stimulate the production of new ideas and new technology. Unlike traditional office spaces this is a multidimensional innovative ecosystem, an environment suitable both for creative projects and for active new businesses. The offices open onto large, comfortable foyers where business meetings and informal socializing can take place. Here you can even find quiet corners for private work or relaxation. The Forum’s multifunctional business section, or “intelligent” space, is a unique complex, which incorporates an excellent venue for interaction and socializing into a design that supports the effective operation of all kinds of businesses.

See also: Sferiq Town_Residential Development 

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