A new Pushkin-centred theme park called Lukomorye is to be built in St. Petersburg, Russia, by Jora Vision, a leader in the design and production of themed attractions.
A contract has been signed to develop the theme park, based on the legendary Russia poet, Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin. For more than 200 years, Pushkin has been inspiring generations of children and adults and is widely considered to be the founder of modern Russian literature.
Lukomorye will comprise of an imagery land of fairy tales and adventure, providing guests with an immersive experience,
St. Petersburg’s Hotel Natali, named after the wife of Pushkin, will be developed to house the immersive theme park featuring Russian folklore and tradition, while bringing Pushkin’s fantasy stories to life.
A 17,000 sq. mt. indoor area will comprise of three main zones – a palace, a city and a harbour. There will also be a large outdoor area with three main zones – the swan lake, a fairy tale forest and a ‘Jarmarka’, a Russian fun fair market.
Floris van Eeden, project architect at Jora Vision, commented on the St. Petersburg theme park: “We started this project a year ago with a pre-master planning study. This early-stage study is an accessible new service that we offer to our clients, in which we provide an attractions selection, creative concepts and basic park planning, combined with a critical analysis of the project’s feasibility.
“By outlining important starting points of the business plan based on research of the local culture, competition and catchment area, together with calculations of the investment, we carefully balance all ingredients in close collaboration with the client team.
“This way we ensure a solid framework of starting points for a feasible plan that will stand the test of time. But moreover actually, we experience this early process as a great way to really get to know the client team and to be able to better understand what the project needs to become successful,” continued Eeden.