Visaginas (Sniečkus), Lithuania, Europe
 
 
Year1975latitude: 55° 35'
longitude: 26° 26'
Period
Initiator(s)
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)Y. Vuyma
Design organizationLeningrad State Institute for Urban Development
Inhabitants27,500 (2011)
Target population
Town websitehttp://www.visaginas.lt/?lang=en
Town related linkshttp://visaginas.my1.ru/photo/1
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 
The settlement was developed in complexes, with construction designed to create an infrastructure for the cultural and everyday life of the residents. All effort was made to preserve the natural surroundings as much as possible.
source: http://www.miestai.net/forumas/showthread.php?t=8354


It was founded in place of four villages, which were demolished, and the largest of those villages was known as Visaginas. In 1977 it was granted the status of a town. In 2009 the nuclear power plant was officially shut down.

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