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Azatlyk Square

Evgeny Evgrafov

Designed by DROM, Azatlyk Square is a renovated public square in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia.

The city of Naberezhnye Chelny was a Soviet monotown built in the seventies around the famous Kamaz truck factory.

The updated public space is a fresh take on the role of public space in the single-industry city.

The square has been transformed from an underused relic of the Soviet past to a dynamic and vibrant multi-use public space.

This project has been longlisted in the landscape project category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Architect: DROM
Project: Azatlyk Square

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