The architectural project of the concert hall with 800 seats and with a observation wheel and a sightseeing platform of NI ISTU fifth-year student, Valeriya Kol’gan, became the best student work at the XIII International Festival "Architecture of the Eastern Siberia - 2013". The event took place in Priangarie in the beginning of June. V. Kol’gan won twice the competition. In 2012, her project of residential complex for 3 thousand people was also awarded with high recognition.
According to the author, a concert hall should be located in the campus of the Technical University. According to V. Kol’gan, this is the place where the panorama of the historical center of Irkutsk is. In addition, this area will connect the quay and continue it to the train station.
"In the framework of the course work we faced with a specific task: to create a project of the theater or concert hall. We have already carried out the reconstruction of the territory of the campus before, so I had time to familiarize myself with the place and presented a local solution”, says the student. “The idea of the observation wheel came right away, but I did not expect it to be so advantageous. I think this form of interaction of attraction and the building is justified. I know that such things exist, for example, in Finland. "
Externally, the building is pretty simple: it is rectangular in shape. According to the project, the observation wheel (height of 150 meters), equipped with glazed viewing platform is adjacent to the hall. At the same time it can use small trailers elevators to move on any of the sight points to admire the scenic views. In addition to well-defined form, the student is making an unusual design elements - external decoration of the hall is in the form of scales.
V. Kol’gan notices that the project complies with building regulations imposed to this type of buildings. In particular, the young architect has taken into account the location of wardrobes, the amount of make-up rooms, the distance between the toilet facilities, etc.
"In my opinion, the project of the concert hall is very important to Irkutsk. Now a lot of attention is paid to urban policy. The new concert hall can successfully fit into the structure of the architectural space. In addition, our city has not observation wheel. Thus, the concert hall solves this problem, " adds V. Kol’gan.
V. Kol’gan admits that before start working on the next project she is looking for unusual images and forms on the Internet, and then stores them in a separate folder called "Inspiration".