Skolkovo will be a prototype for the city of the future. ÅF signed a contract for expert examination of city planning documentation at Skolkovo Innovation Centre, Moscow.
The Skolkovo Innovation Centre plans to ensure optimal conditions for research and business as well as create a rich and aesthetically appealing urban environment that is equally convenient for both guests and residents.
The city’s main backbone elements will be the University and the Technopark. Alongside them will be a Congress Centre, various office and laboratory buildings, apartment buildings, fitness centres and stores. The 400-hectare territory in the Moscow Region’s Odintsovo District will house approximately 21,000 people, while the total number of employees will amount to 31,000 people taking into account commuters from Moscow and the surrounding region. The first facilities will be built at the Innovation Centre in 2012, while the main construction program will be completed in 2015.
Russia’s president Dmitry Medvedev has initiated the project. Skolkovo was also a topic for discussion during the visit 2011 to Stockholm by Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
ÅF will perform expert examination of the blocks LEED, Bussines Model and Engineering. Specialists from ÅF in Sweden and ÅF in Russia forms the team of experts.