Heating mains hatch covers redesigned (Samara, Russia)

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  • Anniversary hatch “Globe of Samara”, designed by Vera Ivanchenko-Varlamova (left). Game cover “Samara Routes”, designed by Anastasia Komleva (right).
  • The vector layouts are not that illustrative, so we decided to make a 3D visualization to make sure we see the cover as they would appear. Let me also tell you some more about each cover.


    Game cover "Samara Routes"
  • The main purpose of a hatch cover is to keep the well closed. That and not that many secondary functions: it may simply appear nice and shiny and it can serve as a spa for homeless cats. Samara the city was picked as a magic land. It was drawn in accordance with the fairytale traditions. Now every citizen or city guest can place a round or two of “Samara routes” over a nice sunny day. The rules are enclosed… sorry inscribed.
  • Game hatch cover “Samara Routes” in action
  • We took a tour around the city and made pictures of Samara hatch covers.
    Here, for instance, how the cover on Leningradskaya Street would look like.
  • Anniversary cover "Globe of Samara"
  • In the pictorial novel of Nikolay Nosov “Neznaika on the Moon” the Earth’s satellite appears hollow and the ‘moon-dwellers’ live inside the Moon. This undoubtedly remarkable finding inspired us to create a “Globe of Samara”. It goes as simple as this: we draw some very typical Samara’s sights inside the circle that ideally fits the hatch cover. The image may appear somewhat anti-scientific but it does not claim to be a text book either. And it solves the problem of picking the spots worth visiting for the guests of the city.
  • We truly believe that nothing like that exists in the heating mains of VoTGK :)
  • Fake hatch cover
  • We really enjoyed working on the covers. It’s not that you get a chance to do something for the city every day. Please keep your fingers crossed for us in this competition!

    Project headed by: Denis Kortunov

    Designers: Vera Ivanchenko-Varlamova and Anastasia Komleva

    Special thanks to: 3D modeling and visualization — Anton Altunian, assistance and good advice — Anton Guglia and Valeriy Namazov