The ideas of KSUAE architecture students are again recognized as the best at the international level!
In September 2023, the Epidemic Urbanism Initiative community of scientists summed up the results of the international architectural competition Adaptive Reuse: Design Transformations for Community Healthcare.
The topic of the competition: adaptation, renovation of abandoned buildings into medical facilities. In recent years, in many countries around the world there has been a tendency to use the reservation method, renovating old buildings that are in poor condition, in order to create modern, functional and sought-after facilities. In this context, it is especially important to attract young specialists who can offer new ideas and approaches to modernizing old buildings.
One such example is a competition in which KSUAE architecture students participated under the guidance of teachers Ilnar and Rezeda Akhtyamov. TIArch studio students in teams proposed their ideas for renovating old buildings with the creation of a medical function.
The competition included two categories of applications: “Community Health Center” and “Emergency Care Center.” In their projects, participants had to use an existing site or building and solve current health problems with an eye to the future.
KSUAE teams were selected among the best in both categories of the competition among 70 applications from China, Canada, Germany, USA, UAE, India, Mexico, etc.
The teams participating in the “Community Health Center” nomination chose interesting areas in Mumbai, India (team: Nikita Logaza, Artem Sultanov, Alsou Sharafutdinova and Ksenia Egorova) and Moscow, Russia (team: Dina Kiyamova, Marat Khafizov, Adelina Khabibullina). Participants from the studio in the “Emergency Care Center” nomination found and analyzed the territory in the Admiralteyskaya Sloboda area of the city of Kazan (team: Ksenia Krepkogorskaya, Dilyara Kidracheva, Nadezhda Shumeeva).
The project of the Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Domestic Violence in Mumbai, India, created by a team led by 4th year student Nikita Logaz, took second place. It aims to correct the acute problem of violence in the region. Extensive research was carried out, local materials and architectural techniques familiar to India were used.
The Emergency Care Center project, designed under the leadership of 5th year student Ksenia Krepkogorskaya, was created on the basis of an abandoned fire tower on Malo-Moskovskaya Street in Kazan. He took second place in his category. The team took into account that emergency personnel deal with stress and death on a daily basis. During the pandemic, their workload has increased. They proposed creating a new ambulance station using modern technologies such as drones and driverless taxis to improve the assistance process. They also proposed creating spaces for employees to relax.
The project, led by 5th year student Dina Kiyamova, envisages the creation of a new typology of a children's psychiatric hospital. It should serve as a safe space for children and their parents to learn, diagnose, monitor, treat and adapt, promote healthy living and prioritize their mental health. The team was included in the list of honorable mentions in the “Community Health Center” nomination.
The experts - members of the jury - highly appreciated the courageous approach of the guys in the adaptive use of abandoned buildings, as well as the fact that the students in their projects paid special attention not only to patients of medical institutions, but also to their employees.
Congratulations to the students and teachers of KSUAE on their next achievement, recognition and monetary awards!