TOMSK, Apr 17 – RIA Tomsk.
Architects from Denmark and Moscow on Saturday discussed the trends in
the creation and development of inter-university campuses, in particular
the student campus in Tomsk; about 30 people took part in the
discussion, RIA Tomsk correspondent reported from the scene.
it was reported that in 2019 the regional administration, VEB.RF and
the Ministry of Science and Higher Education agreed on the
implementation in Tomsk of a pilot project for the construction of an
inter-university campus within the framework of the "Education" national
project using the mechanism of public-private partnership (PPP). The
campus will be able to accommodate 20 thousand students and will become a
joint facility of the universities of the Big University of Tomsk.
the RIA Tomsk correspondent reports, an open discussion "New Center of
Urban Life: Development Trends of Inter-university Campuses" took place
in Tomsk Boiling Point on Saturday, April 17. Some of the speakers took
part online, about 30 people gathered in Boiling Point.
is a university city, special among other Siberian cities... Tomsk has
universities wonderfully integrated into the city, they are scattered
around the city, but it's as if they require students to move
'circularly,' thus creating an urban life current, which is important,"
– architect Helle Juul from Denmark said.
She noted that it
is important not just to build a campus – "create walls and a ceiling",
but to create a multifunctional environment where there is an exchange
between business and the university environment, where the campus is not
separated from the rest of the urban infrastructure. In addition, it is
necessary to preserve the "green area" inside the campus and take care
of the health of all its visitors – this became especially important
after the 2020 pandemic.
The speaker also told about
campus projects in different countries, the concepts of which are
applicable to Tomsk. For example, the campus of Malmö University is an
open space, accessible not only to students, but also to any residents
who can rent premises there. Or Örebro University campus in Sweden,
where Helle's company has created a kind of "business campus town" where
business, city and campus collaborate.
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In turn, Yana
Kozak, director of projects at Strelka KB, spoke about the company's
experience in creating a student campus of Novosibirsk State University
(NSU), and Ksenia Zvereva, the founder of the vostok.coop
architectural bureau, a graduate of the Architects.rf-2020 program, spoke about the history of campuses development in Russia.
previously reported, the campus is planned to be built on the left bank
of the Tom near Tomsk (near the Severny Park neighborhood). It is
assumed that it will occupy 400 hectares, 52 of which must be purchased.
The authorities expect to complete the technical procedures for the
acquisition of land by September, at the end of April to approve the
assignment for the design of the inter-university campus, and in the
summer of 2022 to begin its construction.