INKERI ( YIT St. Petersburg) is the leader of the original housing projects rating in St. Petersburg
INKERI comfort class residential complex, which is being developed by YIT Saint Petersburg in the historical part of the town of Pushkin, was announced the winner of the original housing projects rating prepared by the editorial staff of “City 812” magazine.
TOP-10 Original rating of St. Petersburg magazine “City 812”, which is prepared based on analysis of the large amounts of information concerning residential complexes under construction or recently commissioned in St. Petersburg and the suburbs, differs from the previous studies devoted to the facilities of various classes. This time the editorial staff has renounced the traditional project classification – comfort-, business class, elite – and has made up the rating of the generally most interesting residential complexes, which are notable for their characteristic features and design solutions. Expert evaluation of the project originality (about twenty facilities came under consideration) implied analyzing the quality of the environment created for residents, and, in this context, unusual solutions – regardless of the facilities being directly “bound” to the housing classes, price level and locations.
5-storey INKERI complex of comfort class of YIT Saint Petersburg was the first in the rating of the original housing projects. A low-rise complex, designed in the style of the modern Finnish architecture, is being developed in Pushkin, in the historical district Sofia, near the parks and palaces of Tsarskoe Selo and Pavlovsk, in the calm and improved part of the town having the well-developed infrastructure and convenient transportation.
The experts placed special focus on the attractiveness of characteristic features of the 5-storey INKERI complex, which concept may be briefly described as follows: “All in all, a part of Finland in Russia”. The complex architectural project – the 5-storey houses in the style of the modern Finnish architecture situated on the fenced secured territory in the Scandinavian style in the historical district of Tsarskoe Selo was highly appraised. In the apartments, there are large Finnish balconies 1.6 m deep, Finnish sauna premises in some of the apartments. On the top floors, there are the original penthouse apartments with the alternating height of the ceiling (up to 3.9 m) and oversized windows. The experts also noted that none of the houses has any built-in commercial premises on the first floors and that all houses have basement level storerooms where the residents may store, for instance, skies, sledges, bicycles and other appliances, thus efficiently using the space of the apartments themselves.
The first stage of INKERI complex (9 houses for 598 apartments) was commissioned in September 2016, and in May 2017, the second stage consisting of 4 houses (280 apartments) was put into operation by YIT. At present four houses (245 apartments) of the third stage are under construction with the completion deadline in 2018. All in all, 130 thousand square meters of housing accommodations (3,000 apartments) are expected to be constructed under the project of INKERI residential complex which is being built on the territory with an area of 15.6 ha.