2022 UDAD 🏆 Awards

Gold Winner | Nalchik Resort Town Master Plan | RTDA

The area of the Nalchik Resort Town located in Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia can be described as a unique natural area with outstanding cultural value expressed in architecture, art and traditions.

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Gold 🏆 Winner
Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards 2022

Nalchik Resort Town Master Plan
Urban Planning Concept


Olga Zhukova

Design Team
Marina Lepeshkina Dina Dridze Ivan Astafurov




The solutions and recommendations proposed in the Master Plan are designed to maximize the existing merits and find additional tools contributing to the sustainable development of the town.

The development concept assumes a global synergy effect. The implementation of the master plan will ensure both the restoration of previously lost valuable elements of the urban environment and creation of new principal magnets of tourism along with environmental improvement.

The master plan provides for a full integration of the natural environment into urban zones. Boulevards and public gardens provided with various infrastructure facilities, walking and cycling routes will become part of the restored and newly created environment, go beyond the resort area and harmoniously fit into the planning pattern of the town.

The synergy of natural elements of the resort area and urban spaces will provide

the best use of the climatic, health-improving and recreational resources of Nalchik throughout the year. It will allow to fully use its infrastructure for holding various events of a regional and national scale in the field of culture, art, education, sports and other activities aimed at involving of different social groups. 

The proposed town planning pattern will provide the resort area with additional access points, diversify tourist routes, create a more attractive environment for spontaneous walks, as well as improve the vehicular circulation.

The comprehensive master plan is aimed at enhancing the positive environmental effect of the unique facilities of the resort town and their transformation into local catalysts for progressive and sustainable development of Nalchik.

The new development concept also provides solutions for the reasonable spatial and functional densification of individual zones of the resort area in order to create new conditions for the development of tourism, event, leisure and other types of activities.

Taken in totality, the solutions proposed in the Nalchik Resort Town Masterplan are aimed at getting a balanced recreational environment that will serve as a solid basis for sustainable long-term development both of the town and the region.

The renovation of Nalchik in its new capacity will not only have a positive effect on the town’s and region’s economics,  but also strengthen the sense of identity and belonging to the local culture by the residents of the republic.

Thus, in the near future, Russian and foreign tourists will be invited to rediscover the beauty of Kabardino-Balkaria.