The phenomenon of the Saint Petersburg variant of the regular city

Leonid Lavrov, Feodor Perov

Abstract


Saint Petersburg building development formed by the first third of the 19th century is under review. At that time the idea of regular city design was put into effect to the fullest extent. The most significant and specific quantitative data are given based on literature references and drawings. It is shown that besides strict administration over design and construction activities, the following basic conditions influenced on achievement of such result: parceling at the initial stage of the city organization, metropolitan ambitions supported by appropriate financing, considerable volumes of state orders, completion of main building development within a short period of time, involvement of skilled professionals.

Fundamental distinctive features are found out between regular design of Saint Petersburg’s urban development and traditional European city as well as an “ideal city”.

Keywords


Saint Petersburg architecture; classicism; development control; parceling; order placement

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.23968/2500-0055-2016-1-1-31-39

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