The new inserts could be varied in height, character and expression. A whole catalogue of new combinations between old and new buildings can be imagined, leaving lots of possibilities for future flexibility and specificity.
As the functional character of the area can vary between shopping, culture, office and housing, different zoning options can be imagined. The most logical and flexible zoning principle is applied in the finalized version of the design, dividing the area into 2 parts. A shopping zone towards the Sadovaya street and a mixed working/living area in the other half of the site will be created. A special location for the hotel is imagined on the quay of the Fontanka River.
The program is divided over the old and the new buildings. The possible combinations of old and new give a whole range of possibilities for incorporating different units sizes. Small shops, bars, studios, or larger anchor stores, corporate offices, lobbies, apartments and penthouses can be imagined. In some cases the bigger units will stretch over old and new buildings, using former existing exterior facades as interior divisions.