March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 39 September 2012

Theory of architecture

Babina Elena A.

PhD student, Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts.
Research supervisor: Associate Professor M.N. Divakova, PhD (Architecture),
Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts,
Ekaterinburg, Russia, e-mail: zhavoronkova_e@list.ru


Our country is heading towards realisation of its potential, shaping an image of associate equal partner on the international arena. Image-related spaces are places that leave an impression about the city in human memory, both residents and tourists. Pedestrian streets are just among such image-building spaces.

The article reviews the history of the first pedestrian street in Russia and its impact on the character of development and the appearance of the pedestrian streets of other cities that followed it. The author identifies deficiencies and positive experiences in the organisation of the material and spatial environment.

The review has revealed the obvious copying of techniques and expressive means used in the design of such streets in essentially different major Russian cities with their own history, geography, character, and philosophy.

What has surfaced as a result of this study is a problem of individualization of pedestrian streets. It is becoming important to identify methods and techniques in various areas of art and design that could be used for designing the interiors of pedestrian streets.

Key words: pedestrian streets, reconstruction of Arbat, pedestrian spaces, Russian Arbats

Russian text of this article

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