Marina Moskovskih, another School graduate, complained of the fact that Yekaterinburg doesn't have enough park zones and suggested organizing a 'Zauralje' museum park dedicated to the history and culture of the Ural region, not far from the city center, at a currently abandoned site near the intersection of Belinskogo Street and Furmanova Street. The author suggested organizing several landscaped zones and improving the waterfront area.
Lera Safarova thinks that the park in Uralmash, near Mashinostroiteley Street and Kirovgradskaya Street, should be revitalized. 'My parents often reminisce that this place used to be an attraction point for people of all ages. Now it's an unkempt area, and it will hardly cross anyone's mind to take a walk there', she said. The author suggested creating several zones in the park, including a ropeway, a children's playground and a free Wi-Fi zone.
Yekaterinburg's central areas weren't overlooked either. Elena Grushchina presented her idea of organizing a 'Fairytale alley' on the pedestrian Vajnera Street. Drawing upon the works of Pavel Bazhov, she presented an architectural model of an entertainment venue, the design of which featured the images of the writer's tale characters.
The attention of many members of the audience was also drawn to the work of Daria Potapova. She presented her project of 'The Ural Ridge' – a three-storey multifunctional complex of a complex geometrical shape, which could be built near the railway station, as a possible new landmark for Yekaterinburg. 'It could feature recreational zones and cafes that are currently in short supply in this area. Apart from that, there could be special QR codes placed in the building for learning about the Ural's history – any smartphone can read them, and it would be an interesting and fun way of getting new information', the author of the project believes.
Emma Reshke admitted that for her and her friends there aren't enough art spaces in Yekaterinburg. 'It seems important and necessary to create a cultural space where creative people could present their work. This will also help raise the citizens' interest towards art', Emma thinks. According to her, the top floor of the 'Park House' shopping mall is a perfect site for this. 'It is currently an abandoned space that is not used in any way. I live nearby and I often see it, and studying at the Summer School I have come up with a way to change it', she said.
The graduates also told us about other projects. For example, it was suggested that an abandoned hotel could be turned into a cinema; a medical center called 'The Street of Health' could be created in the southwestern part of the city; a 'Sports Center' and a meteorology museum park with three zones: 'Ice cave', 'Cloud' and 'Eternal summer'.