Video Overview of the Kaliningrad Cultural and Educational Complex Construction (August 2022)

Video Overview of the Kaliningrad Cultural and Educational Complex Construction (August 2022)

Construction Site of the Branch of Russian State Institute of Performing Arts (RGISI)

Please watch the new video overview of the complex construction in Kaliningrad. Key events – 100% readiness of the foundation slab of the branch of Russian State Institute of Performing Arts, large-scale concreting of the foundation of the Bolshoi Theatre branch, landscaping of the territory of residential housing for the staff.

Facilities in Kaliningrad are built on two sites, Eastern and Western, located on both sides of Kaliningrad Stadium erected on Oktyabrsky Island for the FIFA World Cup 2018TM.

Despite the lack of cement in the region, the construction of the cultural and educational cluster does not slow down and is carried out in line with the schedule. Construction of facilities continues thanks to the company’s own reserves and preliminary contracting for the supply of building materials and equipment.

Three facilities are under construction at the Western site: the Tretyakov Gallery branch, the Bolshoi Theatre branch, and a branch of Russian State Institute of Performing Arts.

The foundation slab concreting has been completed at the site of the Baltic Higher School of Music and Theatre Arts (branch of RGISI) with a total area of 8,900 square meters. 3,600 cubic meters of cement mixture have been already laid. Reinforcement of monolithic structures of the first floor is underway.


Construction site of the Bolshoi Theatre branch

The staged concreting at the site of the Bolshoi Theatre branch is in progress. 4,000 cubic metres of concrete mix have been already poured into the building foundation. According to the project, the volume of the entire theatre foundation is 13,700 cubic metres.

Installation of heavy-duty bored piles (45 m in length and 1 m in diameter each) is at the final stage. Pile foundation is 97% complete. 570 out of 586 bored piles have been installed. 22,000 cubic metres of concrete and more than 3,500 tons of reinforcement were used to install the bored piles. 5 bored pile drivers operate at the site. The plan is to keep up with the set pace and complete installation of piles before the end of August.


Construction Site of the Tretyakov Gallery Branch

Readiness of the Tretyakov Gallery branch (area over ​​17,600 sq. m) is over 50%. At the moment, the main works are performed inside the facility. Walls on all four floors of the main museum building are being subject to rough plastering. The concrete floor screed is 46% completed, the ventilation system assembly is 55% ready. The roofing readiness is over 56%.

Concreting of the ninth floor roofing of the Tretyakov Gallery administrative tower has been completed. The last stage of concreting is in progress – stair flights of the tower. The tower metal frame is 100% completed, concreting – 99%. More than 1,000 cubic meters of concrete and more than 600 tons of reinforcement have been used.

At the Eastern site, STG-Zapad LLC is completing residential houses for the staff. The total area of ​​apartment buildings is 27,693 sq. m. To date, the overall percentage of completion of the facilities has exceeded 95%. Inside the premises, installation of household appliances, furniture assembly and arrangement, and apartment final cleaning are underway. 


Works on the Improvement of the Adjacent Territory of Residential Houses for the Staff 

The main works are performed on the adjacent territory of the residential complex. This is where the landscaping work began. Laying of asphalt, paving slabs, flowerbeds and playgrounds around the buildings have started. Asphalting of the territory is completed by 66%, paving slab laying – 69%.

As part of the complex construction, STG-Zapad LLC contributes to fish resources replenishment in the region.  So, whitefish juveniles were released into the Curonian Lagoon. 7,000 juveniles weighing from 1 to 10 grams each were released into the bay waters. In addition, during the spring spawning period (from April to June), piling is suspended at construction sites of the cultural complex so that vibration and noise during pile driving do not frighten the fish during the breeding season.

1,100 people and 40 pieces of equipment are currently involved in construction projects in Kaliningrad.

Construction of the Cultural and Educational Complex on Oktyabrsky Island in Kaliningrad is carried out by Stroytransgaz Group as commissioned by National Cultural Heritage Foundation for Social and Cultural Projects. The designer is GORKA Group.

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The construction of the clusters is set to become one of the largest contemporary cultural projects. The objective of building four new cultural centers (Vladivostok, Kemerovo, Sevastopol, Kaliningrad) was set by Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation in his 2018 Federal Assembly Address and explained in greater detail in the Executive Order “On National Objectives and Strategic Goals of Development of the Russian Federation till 2024”.

The President believes that creation of cultural and educational, as well as museum complexes will make it possible to unlock the cultural and educational potential of the regions and to create a modern cultural space throughout Russia, to change the life quality of the residents of these regional centers through art, and to make these cities particularly attractive for tourists.

Construction of the Kaliningrad facility began in 2019. The developer is National Cultural Heritage Foundation for Social and Cultural Projects (founders: the Mariinsky Theatre, the State Hermitage Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Bolshoi Theatre), the general contractor is Stroytransgaz Group. The designer is GORKA Group.