Critique at University of Virginia
Critique at University of Virginia

Modular objects of water infrastructure

This project was developed by Ekaterina Kuznechikova as a student from Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering and was submited to the WAS awards 2017 under the Facilities category.

This student project presents developing of urban water infrastructure through the design of modular objects in Saint-Petersburg.

Modular architecture has such advantages:

  • modular architecture meets requirements of practicality, environmental friendliness and economy and presents a growing trend in modern architecture.
  • the module is a high-tech product, which allow to create large multifunctional system
  • module in architecture gives an opportunity of seasonal usage and allows to change functions depending on seasons
  • extension of modular architecture is expected in the territory of the district as well as in the whole city in nearest future

Each separate module is a rectangular room of different sizes: 5×2 is for a toilet or a bathroom, 5×7 is a small extra room, 5×10 is a main room. There is also 3.5×15 room, which is fully equipped with toilets, bathrooms and locker rooms. It can be added to gyms. The main and the extra rooms are equipped with reconfigurable partitions, which allow to change the space at the discretion of owner or tenant.

Each module is constructed in such a way that external panels are light detachable structures and can be substituted with the door panels to form entrance groups. With connection of two modules, external panels can be removed; it gives an opportunity to create a possibility to move between two rooms.

Each module is located on an individual floating base. There is a floor panel moving out of each base, which allows to form different functional areas for amusements.

All modules and their elements are firmly fastened together and provide lasting resistant to wear construction.