The plan is to build office premises for 5000 people, parking spaces for 2500 vehicles, a kindergarten for 150 children, an IT campus for 500 people, sports grounds and tracks, and an indoor climbing gym, unique for Russia. The best design will be announced on April 12. The block is supposed to create conditions for the development of the existing IT companies and the emergence of new ones, and to help increase the level of IT training and the attractiveness of Yekaterinburg as one of the main IT centers in the country.
The first facilities are to emerge in 2022, and the whole project is planned for realization by 2030. That said, the first stage of SKG Kontur offices is already built and functioning. The second stage is currently under construction.
We suggest looking at the 'mini-Skolkovo' in Shirokaya Rechka the way the competing architects see it.
ARCHINFORM architectural bureau
According to the architects' vision of the design, the composition of the planning solution is based on the principle of stage-by-stage development of infrastructure and versatility of hospitable spaces for meetings and communication. A unified communicative space – a whole ecopark – unites other facilities: office and production spaces, a comfortable low-rise housing development, an educational center and the Forum building.