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Entry sign in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia

Competition project. 2010
The winner is determined. Second place.

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Results of the competition for the development of an architectural project «Entry sign in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia»

Architectural solutions

Modern man is perceived the Khanty-Mansiysk primarily as the capital of the oil region and winter sports such as biathlon and cross country skiing. This perception of natural and caused by both domestic and international renown to the modern world.

However, the true, original meaning of the name is to assign him the proud title of the capital of the north country herders, the country where the Khanty and Mansi peoples, historical roots stretching back centuries, and, thanks to the care of present generations, preserving the identity and traditions of their ancestors. They are the bridge between antiquity that human memory is not retained and the current century.

And precisely the ancient monuments in the world virtually non-existent. And in Khanty-Mansiysk, they not only found, but also cultivated. Preserve and enhance. Paleomir door in a unique city card, which offers stress setting at the entrance to the symbolic mammoth tusk as a powerful symbol of deepest stories.

It is through such a symbol of the authors suggest expanding view of the city to the world, to make pictures of the Khanty-Mansiysk recognizable and unique, to create an episode designed to be massively replicated media.

Constructive solution

Structurally entry sign is a metal cantilever space truss, lined with glossy plastic elements individual form, ivory, mounted on a concrete base. Parking near the sign provides a small pocket with a landscaped area. In retaining wall mounted several benches for leisure tourist groups. At the base of "tusks" on a flat surface is a block further information about the city, such as the base year, information on population, attractions that it is important not to forget to visit. At night, the "tusk" illuminated directional lights and interior lighting is used the words "Khanty-Mansiysk" and "Ugra". Character height 14.5 m

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