Antonova N. N., Karpenko A. G., Shmid'ko O. V.

RECONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC SPACES IN FRONT OF SHOPPING CENTRES IN INSTANCE OF VOLGOGRAD (STUDENTS' CONTRIBUTION)

Researching is devoted to puЬlic-recreation spaces in the city envi­ronment, in particular- shopping centers. ProЫems of their functional saturation, land­scape design and aesthetic qualities are under consideration in this article. Historical meaning of shopping centers has been investigated with а view to figuring out their in­fluence on urban development through the centuries. Examples of reconstruction accom­plished in Russian cities are taken into account. The situation taken place in Volgograd currently is paid special attention as well. Reorganization of trade square located nearby Voroshilovskii shopping center was executed in frames of students' labour practice. N ow­adays this project is being discussed with managers. The proЫem of puЬlic space forming is meaningful. The influence on social-economic state of the city is beyond any doubt: shopping centers became one of the key phenomenon of modem architecture. From this point it should Ье viewed mainly as а completed architectural-landscape complex. Not only inside but outside spaces should Ье designed thoroughly. Being а cultural center of community, puЬlic spaces are аЫе to provoke much more interaction among people, cre­ating the most comfortaЫe city to live in.

Keywords: aes­thetic, environment, functional saturation, puЫic spaces, social script, urban development, благоустройство, до­суг, общественные пространства, социальный сценарий, функциональная насыщенность, эстетика