SMENA is an architecture and transportation design studio that works with cities, regional governments and private developers. Our team is interested in the sustainable development of cities, the emergence of high-quality modern architecture and the enhancement of urban mobility, especially pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
Project Russia" and the design bureau "SMENA" announced anopen call for projects to participate in the special project "Architecture against disasters" at the exhibition ARCH Moscow-2022.
Conducted a closed architectural competition for the private developer Etalon Group, St. Petersburg.
Produced an open international competition for the architectural landscape concept for the Tuchkov Buyan Park in St.Petersburg. The park is part of the city's historic centre and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The competition was operated by Strelka KB, a leading Russian company providing strategic consultancy services in the field of urban development.
CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT and design of cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.
Our company has been involved in the development of bicycle master plans in St. Petersburg, Leningrad region, Kislovodsk and other Russian cities:
Development of cycling infrastructure, St. Petersburg
Client: Government of St. Petersburg, 2015-2020
analysis of international experience
Concept development for cycling tourism in the Leningrad region and St. Petersburg
Client: Transport Integration Ltd, 2019
Concept for the development of cycling in the resort city of Kislovodsk
Client: Strelka KB, 2020
The concept for the development of cycling on the left bank of the Nevsky district of St. Petersburg with the inclusion of the Ivanovsky quarry recreation zone
Client: public movement "People's Experts", 2015
Development of a local network of cycling routes in the Vyborgsky district of St. Petersburg
Client: Bright Hostel, 2015
DESIGN of transportation infrastructure
Development of traffic management projects for the city of Murmansk.
Development of draft road and traffic management plans for the city of Derbent.
SUPPORT in the implementation of projects for the development of cycling infrastructure.
We set up the entire system for project implementation which includes:
Setting of goals and objectives
Public discussions and approvals with authorities
Development of the project management structure
Promotion of the project
Budgeting, including targeted programmes
Establishment of the project monitoring system
Organisation of exchange visits
Training of staff and contractors
We lecture, attend conferences and actively share our knowledge:
Skolkovo, Master of Public Policy programme for mayors of 100 cities. Lecture and workshops on the development of cycling infrastructure for city teams.
Neftekamsk, UrbanDay. Lecture "Development of Cycling Infrastructure in Russia: the case of St. Petersburg". Workshop on the design of a cycling network.
St. Petersburg, IV International Cycling Congress. Lectures and a mobile workshop on the design of cycling routes.
Publication and dissemination of practical recommendations of the European program for the development of cycling infrastructure and promotion of cycling PRESTO (Promoting Cycling for Everyone as a Daily Transport Mode).
St. Petersburg, an international conference "The Role of Cycling in Changing the Urban Transportation System".
PARTICIPATION in competitions
Finalists of the open international competition for the architectural and urban planning concept for the embankment on the federal territory "Sirius" in collaboration with the Khvoya architectural bureau.