Famous foreign and Russian experts in the field of architecture and urban planning presented lectures for ISTU students and participants of the 16th session of the International Baikal Winter University of Urban Planning Design. The experts told about transport infrastructures in megalopolises of the world, types and role of transport interchanges (TI) in the life of citizens. The lectures were held on February 18, 2015 at ISTU conference hall.
Michael KLAMER from Vienna University of Technology was the first to tell about three transport interchanges in Vienna. According to M. KLAMER all TIs are closely connected with railway stations. Wien Westbahnhof (Vienna West station), Wien Hauptbahnhof (Vienna Main station) and Wien Mitte railway station are the main points in the transport network of the city. There are many hotels, hospitals, parkings, spaces for pedestrians in the nearest proximity to these areas. The overall traffic capacity of theses TIs is from 30 000 to 120 000 people a day.
Dilip Vishnupant SHEKDAR, urban planning consultant told that light railway and high-speed buses are the basis of transport infrastructure of Naya Raipur city.
Other experts in the field of architecture and urban planning such as Alexis CONESA (University of Strasbourg), Barbara ENGEL (Dresden University of Technology), Artem ELLI and Anton KULAKOVSKIY (A2 company, Krasnoyarsk city) and Denis VLASOV (Research and Project Institute of Moscow City Master Plan) also held their repots in the framework of the symposium.
The representative of Delft University of Technology Flanklin van der HOEVEN made a report about the system of TIs in Rotterdam. His report made a great impression on the second-year-student Ekaterina LOVCHAGINA, IBWU assistant. “Within the framework of the International Baikal Winter University sessions we deal with the spheres of architecture which are very important for our further work. I am very impressed by the lecture of the Dutch expert F. van der Hoeven who told about stations and crossing of transport interchanges in Rotterdam. I learned about modern architecture of this city, about the role of transport network consisting of buses, trams and cars.” – E. LOVCHAGINA said.
Let us remind that the International Baikal Winter University of Urban Planning Design is being held at ISTU from the 1st to the 20th of February. Five international teams including members from Russia, Indonesia, Italia, Egypt, China, Lebanon, Austria, Great Britain and France must present their projects on the development of TIs in Irkutsk. The final projects will be presented on the 19th of February at 09.00 in ISTU conference hall. Later on the projects will be demonstrated in city administration (at 14, Lenin Street, hall № 72).
REFERENCE: The International Baikal Winter University of Urban Planning Design has been held in Irkutsk since 1999 on ISTU initiative with the assistance of Irkutsk regional government, Irkutsk city administration, design organizations and Russian and international public organizations such as the European University Summer Workshops of Urbanism (France).
The aim of the project is to involve Russian and international young specialists in solving city problems, to form an urban culture and to raise the profile of the region.
By Olga BALABANOVA
Photos by Alexander BOGACHEV