Grand Layout Russia
Grand Layout Russia is the result of years of hard work of hundreds of skilled hands. Grand Layout – a work of art, worth a museum. Its creator Sergei Morozov says “It would seem that such a large project is bound to attract everyone’s attention, but, in fact, from the beginning to the end I pulled it all alone”. The question about skepticism of other people toward the project still stands for the author of the idea. Russia is the whole continent with its landscapes and great rivers, the mountains of the Caucasus and the Urals, taiga, tundra, the Arctic Ocean to the Pacific Maritime, the Baltic, the two capitals – Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russian province, natural resources. All this is fixed in layout, and connected in a single imagery.
Grand Layout Russia largely grew out of the sense of a new reality. Geographical space of Russia, not mechanically copied here in the specified scale proportions, but creatively re-created as “a dynamic model of everyday life” – which are the building blocks, train, car, bus, architecture, landscape, machinery construction, infrastructure elements, figures of people and animals.
Historic buildings in this context sidelined. For children and adults layout should not become a cautionary lesson or lecture – “Know and love our homeland”. Familiarity with the layout must be transformed into an exciting game, during which a huge cognitive potential is revealed. At the same time the construction of a multidimensional, the collective image of Russia will help to overcome the fragmentation of the Russian perception of space and its various components.
In a sense, layout symbolizes Russia as “the country of the imagination”. It is possible to think of something to change, add, imagine. This kind of “reconstruction possible”. But at the same time – this is not a fictional country but the country where we live. In everyday life, the image of Russia for all of us – a way of “small homeland”, a specific city, village or neighborhood. Our spatial perception expands during physical or virtual travel. But our experiences are fragmentary and subjective in any case.
Copyright Layout tried to create a collective image of Russia, but the image is primarily solid. Town, village, recreation areas, factories, ports, forests, tundra, rivers, mountains are connected in a single system, and demonstrate the interrelationship of all regions of our vast country. It should be noted that the “Grand Layout” – a model not only for Russia as it is in the present, but also in Russia, what we want to see it in the future.
The layout combines the uniqueness of Russian regions and universal world civilization. At the same time, symbolic images on the layout base on such values as life traditions, cultural heritage, historical memory.
A factor which is a comprehensive image of the country – railway, which covers all the space of the layout. Railway related to a feeling of immensity and diversity of the territory of our homeland.
Of all the recognizable rivers, although generalized, the features are given to only one river – the Volga. Again because of its “key” value for the formation of the historical fate of the State. Reconstruction of a large reservoir in one of the sectors Layout is associated with Lake Baikal. This is a unique planetary freshwater tank, the possession of which gives Russia significant geopolitical advantages. Large proportion of on the layout in the Arctic zone – the region associated with the main prospects for the development of the country as one of the leading world powers. Made a peculiar emphasis on the Far East region. And not only because of its huge strategic importance.
It’s no secret that there are different views about the way Russia is constructed, and different scenarios for the future development of the country. The Grand Layout Russia – one of the most patriotic brands of the Russian Federation today. The very concept of the project and its realization – an example of true patriotism, which puts service above the lofty idea of immediate material interests.