The Isle of Forts
The defensive fortifications were always a calling card of Kotlin even though there were no connection between the land and the island until 1983. The implementation of the idea of opening these attractions to the public includes their connection by sea links or cable cars, improving existing spaces and creating new ones such as the “Isle of Forts” park. The project embraces a bay area, where UNESCO world heritage sites are located. There is fortress railway that unites fort “Peter I” with the coast among them.
The location of fortresses is marked by stars on the map below.
The task of the renewed area is based on drawing people’s attention on the history of sailing and sparking the interest in the subject. Leisure areas such as a children’s theme camp were built for this purpose in the immediate vicinity.
There are entertaining, educational and rest zones in the park united by a semantic element – the Alley of Heroes that defines a nautical theme of the architectural solutions and acts as a link between the projected complex and UNESCO sites. The Alley functions as educational and narrative core which is to become a part of the program of extensive network of museums and forts.
Visitors are greeted by a square with a stage, which is the main event spot of the park. The children’s play area and the apple orchard with the pond lie right behind it. There is a panoramic swing surrounding the memorial lighthouse deep in the park as well as the walking pathway on stilts winding between benches in a quite place among the trees.
We developed a design of small architectural forms for the park. The implementation of some design solutions is scheduled for the near future, while most of them can already be seen and touched live.
To see all the objects, scroll aside.
Realized objects :
Unrealized objects :
Our bureau has also created a system of navigation signs and the map of the park.
Photographs of the completed project