TERMAL'NYYE VANNY (Thermal Baths)
Under the Instruction of Martha Schwartz
Independent Project | Fall 2015
Vladimir Putin’s homophobic regime has inpired violent acts against the LGBT community throughout Russia, specifically in Moscow. The absence of punishment to those who commit such hate crimes inevitably transform the public spaces of Moscow into one that is not welcoming to express one’s true self and individuality. This project seeks to create a spark in the creation of safe haven spaces to not only members of the LGBT community but to anyone who would want to express themselves without the worry of being attacked.
Situated on the southeast portion of the MKAD, along the Moscow River, Termal’nyye Vanny creates a stepping condition that celebrates water’s natural properties. Its phases were utilized in determining the programmatic elements that occur along the river. The project also incorporates a series of swales and rain gardens which could help cleanse the urban run-off as it percolates down back into the river.
Mid-Review Design Development