In Russia, we built a new city
• In Russia, we built a new city
On the map Russia appeared Innopolis. Built in an open field not far from Kazan, he should become a Russian "Silicon Valley".
The city has already opened the University and the first representative of IT-companies, but the city itself is inhabited by only 1%.
I have been in the first built after the Soviet Union of the city and watched than living it, "resident."
Entry into Innopolis. This is really an independent city and not part of Kazan. Moreover - the only city built from scratch in the 21st century on the territory of the former USSR.
It all has to be different, even the side of the movement in England! In fact, I do not know why, but only on the entry road.
Most of the roads are blocked and all the concrete blocks, they will not lead. For the first time in Russia the road built before the rest.
All pedestrian crossings in the city - underground. Even after not very wide roads. That's innovation!
To inno-gorodazhe not ran through INNO-road, on their way to put inno-fences.
Do not be surprised if these transitions there only because "look beautiful" and fit into the concept of outer beauty.
The same with cycling and walking paths. Laid asphalt road with the size of the roadway, divided in half and drew the characters, and in the opposite direction. Cargo cult?
The beautiful round building made of glass and concrete - cover Innopolis. Here sits the City Hall and is free economic zone.
Inside, everything is fine. In the center of the presentation show vivid images of how the city is on the idea.
Innopolis Master Plan developed in Singapore. The pictures it looks nice, but in reality to judge too early, too small yet built.
The base stations of mobile operators are not placed on the towers, and in such pillars on city streets. When sidewalks are wide, you can afford.
Let us rise up into the air and see the city from a height.
two-lane road runs halfway. But pedestrians should already go down under the ground, let the car traffic is minimal. Left - Bike and track.
Kindergarten, while he was in town alone.
The residential neighborhood is also one. All the houses are low-rise. Just because you can not buy an apartment - a city for "IT people", and university students. They will live on campus, and teachers and employees of the companies right here. At the same time, the city is not closed, entry free, but if you strongly want to live here, you can buy a townhouse.
In the yards will be bad. Not only that, there is allowed to enter cars, and even deadlock. When people are occupied, they will be made to cars. Everything is as usual.
In the distance Volga. According to the plan, the city will be built to its shores.
Almost all Innopolis, at a glance. New homes and areas will be built as needed. Now the property is enough for 5,000 people. Officially, the city lives only 96. However, there are still 1,500 students and teachers, but I think probably for registration.
Let's take a walk around the area. It looks nice.
Some of the apartments are already occupied. Little.
Balcony glasses toned.
To park a long expanse. A man came out of the Tomsk region.
Playground looks puny, if put "pro forma".
But the children here while too little.
Entrance most ordinary, even something as frivolous as "city of the future."
Although what I expected from the entrance!
Road signs are in three languages.
While pustovato. The building, like a Soviet-era cinema - Innopolis University. The main thing today a place of attraction.
Life here is in full swing. On machines go teachers and students, many live in Kazan, an hour away. And in these cases arranged dorm.
Education is worth 20 thousand dollars a year.
But almost all "sit" on grants.
Cafeteria for young geniuses. Apart from coffee, there is a dining room.
with the private sector in Innopolis until thick. There is a supermarket, "Bahetle". Promise to open a bar. For the rest of the need to travel to Kazan. Prior to the capital of Tatarstan can be reached in an hour on a special shuttle, they run every 20 minutes. At night, a taxi ride will cost 500 rubles.
At the entrance to every building need to go through the metal detector frame, put the bags in the X-ray.
Plus all turnstiles. It's a bit annoying, but these are legal requirements to educational institutions in Russia. Here, the law is fully working.
Gymnasium. Students and residents go free. "C Street" is also possible, but on a commercial basis.
pool here they cool.
We went to the student cafeteria.
Innopolis - industry town, now all life in it revolves around the university. I spoke with the people who live here, they say, that is interesting. They are here as a private club and its own atmosphere. The entire city, including the mayor, sitting in a chat-Telegram. Bored? Yes, sometimes. Then they were going to have fun and come back to Kazan, study and work enough.
What will happen to the city in ten years? Any plans come true or the project fails? In the few residents until Innopolis burning eyes and bold ambition, but such people and twirl the globe. I wish them every success! Well, what do you think about the venture?