FESRC Presents to Journalists Its Gift to Vladivostok for Dalzavod’s 125th Anniversary
Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center made a presentation to journalists and photo reporters on a new city waterfront promenade, the Czarevitch’s Promenade. 1,200 meters of the Zolotoy Rog (Golden Horn Bay’s) coast, from Matrosky (Seaman’s) Park to the Circus bus stop, was turned into a family recreation area. The industrial area, Dalzavod Ship Repair Center, will be moved from the Circus bus stop to Lugovaya Square. This is exactly where the Russian Pacific Fleet has its major repair base.
“Vladivostok’s downtown is crowded with office buildings, shopping centers, historical and cultural monuments, and there are theaters and cinemas in there, but it is lacking a place where you could enjoy your time with family. Therefore, we decided to create a new recreational area. This is our gift to Vladivostok on the 125th anniversary of the oldest ship repair company in the Russian Far East, Dalzavod,” Ivan Spierovsky, Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center’s deputy CEO, shared. “The place for the new promenade is very advantageous—within a walking distance from the Korabelnaya (Ship’s) Waterfront Promenade with its Submarine C-56 Memorial and the Czarevitch’s Arch, the Commercial Sailors’ Monument and the Monument to Heroes of the Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905, located at Svetlanskaya street. It is common knowledge that one of the major problems of Vladivostok is its lack of parking space; therefore, we provided many parking places for the citizens coming for a seaside walk.”
The promenade is a single architectural ensemble combining sidewalks and bike paths, with decorative details embedded into the contextual environment, and historical buildings. FESRC kept and renovated the 19th century constructions that are exceptionally valuable from the historical perspective for Vladivostok and the whole Russia, including seven monuments under government protection.
“We brought to Primorye over 100 renovation professionals specifically for this project. They restored the external character of the buildings, many of which were rebuilt in the 20th century,” Spierovsky continued. “The thoroughness of the work performed by the specialists is suggested by the fact that they cleaned a century old layer of grime and dirt from every brick of the front. Now, when you see the buildings of pre-revolutionary Russia, you can hardly believe that they were built over 100 years ago.”
At about that time, in the late 19th century, Nikolas II, as heir to the throne and a future tsar, travelled to Vladivostok. The czarevitch’s visit became a milestone in the history of the Russian outpost in the Pacific Ocean. Nikolas visited what was to become Dalzavod and attended the dry dock’s commissioning. A new promenade, the third one in Vladivostok, is named after him. The promenade’s commissioning date is scheduled for October 26, the day of the Dalzavod’s 125th anniversary.
Land Improvement facilities:
Greenfield recreation areas
Kids’ playground with a large play structure Korabl (Ship)
Ponds with dynamic fountains
Multi-level viewing platform Love Bridge
Roller skating and skateboard park
1,000-car parking lots
Built-up area: 10.5 ha
Total floor space: 44,545 sq. m
Quayside length: 1,200 m