The design creates a bridge that integrates the dense city center to the north with the low-density residential areas in a park-like setting to the south.
By retaining the airport’s runway as the major organizing element, the master plan for Minsk City honors the site’s aviation heritage and continues the Belarusian tradition of providing strong axial public avenues. Anchored by a high-end retail center to the northwest and a convention center to the southeast, this new public avenue travels through residential and commercial neighborhoods while accommodating several different facility types along the axis.
Reusing the airport’s terminal building and the hangars to in the cultural hub, sports village and entertainment areas helps maintain the site’s identity.
793 acres / 321 hectares