News from Municipalities
Russian-French architectural studio has developed the Sukhona River embankment improvement.
Vologda Region Governor Mr. Kuvshinnikov paid a working visit to the District of Tot’ma in the eastern part of the Vologda Oblast. The visit was arranged as part of a series of visits throughout the Vologda Oblast examining economic and social development of regions.
The program of the visit was extensive. To begin with, Oleg Kuvshinnikov inspected the Sukhona River embankment redevelopment. The mega project to develop the Sukhona River is being implemented with federal grant funds in the amount of RUR 54 mln.
The local government adopted a concept for the development of the Sukhona River embankment based on developments of Russian and French architects. This project is expected to help transform Totma riverside into people-friendly and safe public spaces by December 2020. All in all, the effort to improve the embankments and adjacent grounds will transform the Sukhona River into a centre of attraction, an area offering business, sports and entertainment opportunities.
The embankment renovation project was developed by a Russian-French architectural studio specializing in urban environment design, using natural materials - wood and stone. The French designers came to Totma in 2018, and next year the project became the winner of the Russian competition for the best projects for creating a comfortable urban environment in small cities and historical settlements.
Although there is a general concept of how the space surrounding the river is to be organized, but the Sukhona River embankment will have an individual development project reminding everyone of Ivan Kuskov, a lieutenant of the Russian-American Company, who founded a colony in the region together with 25 Russians and 80 Aleuts. Fort Ross founder Ivan Kuskov was originally from the Vologda Region, city of Totma.