Russkaya Gollandiya is a Russian client, who knows the Dutch housing market and quality well. In his vision, he wants to offer the people of St. Petersburg the quality and comfort of a Dutch row house in a Dutch designed neighbourhood, just 30 minutes from the apartment districts of the city. In an area of 50 acres between open meadows and forest, the existing water is led to the plot and altered into the new “backbone” of the city expansion. Three hundred years later, after the city centre of St. Petersburg was created according to the outlines of the Amsterdam canals, another typical Dutch urban product of the row house district is planned and constructed, carried by the identity of the Dutch water management and landscaping. The process from strategic masterplan for 2.500 houses, to the preliminary design of the architecture or the first neighbourhood of 150 dwellings, was delivered by Stijlgroep within the desired time frame of one year. An interesting and educational collaboration between Dutch urban design and landscape architecture, and Russian architecture and building regulations.

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Client: Russkaya Gollandiya
Date: 2007 - 2017
Category: Strategy, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Public Space