Yakutsk design code
Yakutsk is the capital of the Republic of Sakha and the largest city of Russia in the permafrost zone. Despite the harsh climate, the population is only growing while the local life and the rich culture are being preserved.
Now Yakutsk has its own design code, a plan for the city’s global transformation into a comfortable, modern and colorful northern metropolis.
Central avenue façades are brought to life by traditional patterns and magnificent murals with folk motifs that reflect the habits and traditions of the natives.
One of distinctive features of Yakutsk are exposed engineering structures and stilt houses. Authentic patterns applied to the lower levels and technical communications perfectly blend into the industrial appearance of the city.
The zoning of the street and road network and the organization of pedestrian crossings create a safe and comfortable environment that invites to take a walk around the city and properly explore it.
- The studio wishes to thank the team of the Yakutia Urban Environment Competency Center and the Urbanists of the North community for their help with the project