Alexander Uss sees design of new science and education museum expocentre in Krasnoyarsk

Governor Uss has attended the meeting about the construction of a new science and education museum expocentre in Krasnoyarsk. Among others present at the meeting was Maxim Rumyantsev, Rector of Siberian Federal University, Natalia Firyulina, Chairperson of Krasnoyarsk City Council, and Konstantin Shumov, Head of Krasnoyarsk Territory Service for Control in Town Planning.

Maxim Rumyantsev shared that the design of the science expocentre that combines some features of an R&D park and entertainment infrastructure is required not only to showcase the scientific potential of Yenisey Siberia but also to serve as an attraction for city residents of all ages and stages.

According to the rector, the most attractive place that could house the complex is the abandoned premises of the milling plant on the left bank of the Yenisey at the foot of the Nikolaevsky Bridge. The science expocentre will bring all necessary infrastructure for groundbreaking researches and developments in the best interests of Yenisey Siberia investors and serve as a leisure ground for city residents. Besides, the complex will entail improvements to a significant city landmark that may as well be deemed a new attraction of Krasnoyarsk. The complex may also turn into a new transport hub on the Yenisey River.

The science and technology part of the park is planned to be used as experimental technological and pilot-plan grounds for investment projects based in the territory of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Irkutsk Region, Republic of Khakassia and Tyva. It will comprise a prototyping centre, a data centre, digital twin labs, industrial and engineering design labs, technodromes and test sites, demonstration areas, R&D labs and workshops.

This sort of R&D platform run by SibFU will provide industrial partners with a comfortable environment to elaborate on their technological solutions and form an HR pool of talented students and post-graduate researchers.

The didactic part of the park may include exhibits from museums of gold, geology, Arctic, history of Krasnoyarsk and others. In addition, one will be able to see the most recent findings in geology, metallurgy, forest geochemistry, biophysics, astrophysics and other areas. The complex may be extended to include hotels, conference halls and co-working spaces.

Alexander Uss pointed out that creating such a large-scale project requires compliance with the legal framework, the relevance of venues in terms of their R&D applicability, museum and leisure activities. It is also critical to understand the cost of all works considered.

“Sooner or later the territory of the former milling plant will have to be dealt with in one way or another. It cannot last much longer the way it is now,” added Alexander Uss at the end of the meeting. “If we carry out the project, the place near the Nikolaevsky Bridge will bring prospects and leisure to visitors and residents of the regional capital.”

The meeting finished off with the governor giving the Service for Control in Town Planning three weeks to come up with solutions as to how the project can be implemented for further follow-up discussions.