Living Environment

All About Housing


18TH MAY 2018

MAY 18–19


All About Housing

What defines quality and affordable housing? In which houses do citizens want to live and what principles might improve housing conditions? What is the current living environment in the city and how will it change in the future?

Renowned experts, leading architects, developers, businessmen and government officials will gather at the Living Environment: All About Housing Forum on May 18–19, 2018, in Kaliningrad, to answer these questions and define trends in the development of housing stock. The Forum will show locals the potential of their city and allow them to widely participate in its changing.


Kaliningrad is a unique Russian city with its distinguishable architecture, urban environment and geographic location.

The Living Environment: All About Housing Forum is bound to give impetus to the further development to make this beautiful city even better. Kaliningrad is meant to be a landmark of the Russian Federation.

Kaliningrad region is the westernmost part of Russia. Since the early 20th century the region has been popular for its resorts nationwide, as well as in European countries. Cultural, health and wellness and eco-tourism attract many visitors annually.



Kaliningrad Prepares to Host the Living Environment Forum: Urban Improvements

In 2018 experts are to develop urban improvement projects for 17 public spaces. Kaliningrad prepares to host the Living Environment: All About Housing Forum: results are yet to come in the near future.

17 public spaces will be improved, including a square in front of the House of Soviets, Kant Island and embankments, part of the Litovsky Val street, Privokzalnaya Square and another 13 streets and public gardens. The projects of redevelopment will be finalized by the mid-May. Concepts’ authors propose to focus more on pedestrians, create safer traffic flow, maximize green spaces and fulfill each street’s potential.

The concepts are being developed in cooperation with locals. Public discussions considering the projects were held on March 24, 2018. Afterwards the concepts will be elaborated with the commentaries of citizens, experts and officials taken into account. Final projects will be presented at the Forum.

By the mid-May locals will be able to walk along the developed part, a sidewalk of Baranova Street. The improvement includes roadway of the street. Anton Sagal, architect from Kaliningrad, is the author of the concept.

According to the concept, the sidewalk will be paved with red brick typically used in the 19th century in Kaliningrad. Lime trees and chestnuts will be planted along the alleys; driveways and pavements will be leveled so that all citizens were comfortable.


Living Environment: All About Housing Forum is organized by the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation and DOM.RF together with the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Kaliningrad Region. Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design is the Forum Program Directorate.