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In Magnitogorsk, an open presentation of the large-scale project “Attraction” was carried out on the initiative of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of MMK Viktor Rashnikov. The event was attended by representatives of the media, public organizations, entrepreneurs and residents.
A unique national project to transform urban space is planned to be implemented on lands owned by the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works. The area of the multifunctional park will be 400 hectares. On the territory of the future development, the presentation of "Attraction" was held. The project manager Maxim Yasko and the director of the Territory of Attraction LLC Ruslan Novitsky told the audience about the history of the project, the functional features of future facilities, construction plans and new opportunities for the development area.
As Maxim Yasko said, at the end of 2017, a project group was created that included specialists from the plant, MMK Group organizations, the city administration, and G.I. Magnitogorsk State Technical University. Nosova.
In 2018, the project participants conducted research, urban planning surveys, marketing research and surveys of citizens. In 2019, on the basis of the marketing and urban planning concept, a number of environmental studies were carried out - including soil and soil. In April of this year, a competition was held to select a general designer, the German company Obermeyer Consult became the winner of the competition. In July, one of the three options proposed by the designers of the master plan of the project was approved.
It is focused on creating in Magnitogorsk a comfortable urban environment of a qualitatively new level. At the first stage of implementation, a core of further development of the territory will be created on an area of more than 220 hectares, where modern sports, medical, museum, educational and cultural facilities will be concentrated, where residents and guests of the city will be able to actively relax, play sports and receive high-quality medical care. On the development territory, it is planned to create a museum and educational complex, a sports and event cluster, a multidisciplinary medical center and a landscaped park area through which the “activity ring” will pass and an artificial reservoir with a planned area of 15 hectares will be created.
An important part of the project will be a well-maintained pedestrian boulevard, which will run along the eastern side of the development territory and along which the main capital facilities will be located.
Speaking about the implementation of this megaproject, Chairman of the Board of Directors of PJSC MMK Viktor Rashnikov noted: “This will be an urban space of a whole new level. When implementing the project, we focus on the best practices not only in Russia, but also in the world. It will be a unique nationwide territory integrated into the urban space. I am convinced that Magnitogorsk residents should live in a modern urban environment, have all the opportunities for recreation and education, physical education and sports, and familiarization with a healthy lifestyle. The project should be fully implemented in order to become a real place of attraction - both for Magnitogorsk residents and for city guests. ”
Currently, design work is underway. In the near future, the general designer will present preliminary designs for the main buildings for protection. Already being prepared site for geological surveys. Construction work will begin in the spring of 2020. The first objects are planned to be commissioned in 2022 by the Day of the Metallurgist: among them - a significant part of the park, a boulevard and an indoor 50-meter pool with a fitness center. It is planned to completely complete the formation of the core of the project by 2025.
At the end of the presentation, an excursion was organized for everyone in the territory of the future multifunctional park. During the tour there was a lively dialogue with the residents of the city who asked questions, made suggestions and offered their services. The project was greeted not only positively, but also with sincere wishes for speedy implementation.