In 2011 and 2012 our team developed structural and master plan solutions for the beautification project of the Tsesarevich Alexei Quay and Nikolaevsky Dock in Vladivostok, on the northern shore of the Golden Horn Bay.

The goal of the project was to create a "sea facade" for Vladivostok and to expand the city centre to the east, along the northern part of the Golden Horn Bay. A significant portion of the beautification and landscaping design works had to be done prior to the APEC 2012 which was held in Vladivostok.

There is an object of high historical significance on the site, both for the history of Vladivostok and Russia - the Dry Dock of the Crowned Prince of the Russian Empire Nikolai, which is located in the centre of the design and renovation zone. The total area of the land plot is 10,7 ha. It is part of a larger master plan area of over 60 hectares subject to reconstruction and redevelopment in the future.

The beautification design comprises:

  • running tracks and sidewalks, an open space amphitheatre, open-air leisure spots;
  • open-air sports facilities, a playground, a skatepark;
  • shops;
  • museums, theatres, movie theatres;
  • nightclubs, bars, and restaurants;
  • offices;
  • apartments;
  • hotels.

The facades of the historic dock and warehouse buildings, as well as historic buildings of former shipyards, have been renovated.

This project was particularly interesting to our team. Tight deadlines required close collaboration between the design team, and the engineers had to overcome a number of challenges associated with nearshore design, climatic conditions, geological features, seismic activity in the region, and the limited choice of available materials.

The scope of works in terms of structural solutions included numerous retaining walls and structures for creating terraces for elevations of more than 20 meters, building facades, beautification of a large amphitheatre surrounding the Nikolaevsky dry dock. Structural solutions were developed for foundations and reinforcement of existing buildings.


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Project Information

110000 м2





    Sketch plan

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