This was said by the Mayor of Krasnodar Evgeny Pervyshov at the meeting of the regional public urban council. The council session was chaired by the Governor of Kuban Veniamin Kondratiev. Also at the meeting, the group of architects under the leadership of Yuri Shcherbinin presented a draft layout of the central part of Krasnodar.
"We must preserve the historical look of Krasnodar for posterity, for our children and grandchildren, and therefore, when developing any projects we need to strictly maintain the norms of buildings height, which should not exceed 5-6 storeys. There is no need of concrete and glass pyramids in the city centre, Krasnodar should be comfortable and cozy city, with preservation of low-rise merchant, Cossacks buildings, which were developed in the 19th century" said Veniamin Kondratiev.
Evgeny Pervyshov noted that now in Krasnodar specialists are close to complete a large work on the project for protection of historical settlement within the boundaries of 94 residential blocks of the central part of Kuban capital.
"Each territory and each valuable object have been studied. Architects made panoramic views for the facades of each block. The expert group examines each building in the presented project, discusses valuable objects, limitations and requirements for each historical residential block. Now the work approaches the home stretch — 80% completed. After its completion we will give the materials to the regional department of the state protection of cultural heritage objects," said Evgeny Pervyshov.
In parallel, the group of architects under the leadership of Yuri Shcherbinin has developed a draft layout of 60 blocks of the Kuban capital centre.
The project manager architect Yuri Shcherbinin presented a model and video presentation of some blocks. This presentation demonstrated how, in the opinion of architects, might look the historical centre of Krasnodar in the boundaries of the streets of Lenina, Oktyabrskaya, Khakurate and Sedina after the reconstruction.