In 2011 and 2012 our team worked as the Structural and Civil Engineers for the project development of site 178 ship-repair shore base with aim of redevelopment and creation of multiuse leisure and business area «Tsarskaya Naberejnaya».
The plot of the development site is located in Vladivostok, Primorskiy Region, Leninskiy area, on the North bank of the bay «Zolotoy Rog» (Golden Horn) Bay. The client «Vladivostok Development appointed Blank Architects to design the Masterplan and the architecture for the project.

Within the landscape design development, the project has the objective to create «Vladivostok’s sea side facade» and to extend the city centre east along the north side «Zolotoy Rog» Bay. A significant portion of the works were delivered prior to the APEC 2012 which was held in Vladivostok.

On the plot there is a high historic significance engineering development from the view of Vladivostok and all Russian history — the «Dry-dock of crown prince of Russian Empire Nikolay» is situated central to the development and the project of renovation. The total area of the plot is 10,7 ha and is part of a wider area master plan of over 60 hectares of future renovation and redevelopment.

The proposed landscape design development consists of:

  • running and walking track, children’s playground, open space amphitheatre’s, places for leisure in the open air;
  • free access sport objects, skate parks;
  • small shops and service objects;
  • cultural, entertainment objects, sea side amusements;
  • street — retail, food stores, supermarkets;
  • free access museums;
  • theatre, cinemas, discotheques, night clubs;
  • bars and restaurants;
  • office and residential zone;
  • offices, apartments, hotels, accommodation.

The above is to be achieved through the renovation of historic dockside buildings, warehouses and the construction of land mark architectural buildings on the former ship yards.

For our team this is an enjoyable and challenging project to be part of. The short time schedule requires close cooperation between the design team and the engineers of our team must overcome challenges to our design from the marine environment, local climatic conditions, geology, seismic and available materials.

The teams scope of works includes numerous retaining walls and structures to create the terracing of levels over the 20m of site elevation and the development of a large amphitheatre surrounding the Nikolay Dock. Foundation design and strengthening to existing buildings and facades is to be carefully considered.

Project Information

11000 м2




    • Concept Stage and Sketch Design complete.
    • Proekt Stage complete. Construction is ongoing.


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