YiYin Sarah Ho
Diploma 4
The architectural model is flexible to accommodate to different requirements both offshore and onshore. Places dedicated to knowledge and networking, such as cultural centres, libraries, business hubs, financial and banking institutions, embassies, schools, hospitals, recreation, convention and exhibition centres will provide the support system needed for these settlements to approach its internal problems. It foresees attracting new talents and investments to generate growth through new ideas and solve the declining industries that rely on the natural resources in the area and providing support for the people in learning how to adapt to the new changes that poses a threat to their livelihood and environment. It wants to promote low maintenance for economic and environmental benefits amidst the massive industrialisation. Biological prospecting and spin-offs from rural entrepreneurs will provide and enforce negotiations between state, inter-states and the societies. Re-framing Russia 
at the Line of the 
Iron Curtain.The rise of new technologies has been a locus of paradoxical situations, the state of contention lies between the Baltic States and Russia, the frontiers of the North. An influx of both past and present situations form the conglomerate of the evident decay in the area i.e arms race, technology hubs, nuclear warfare and debris, fishing, climate change, history of the wars, migration, trade.Schematic - knowledge centres possible growth and linkages between aluminium and forestry monotowns, Segezha, Republic of Karelia.Limites of Knowledge - possible knowledge centres at Lake Vygozero, Segezha City. ©PanoramioWhite Sea-Baltic Canal Lock 10 at Vygozero, Republic of Karelia. ©PanoramioThe settlements and industries in this region are connected to resources and corporations and most often in the state of lack and decay. The corporations have been connected directly to the headquarters of its company or the head of the federal state via St. Petersburg or Moscow. A type of local-regional resilience is needed urgently.Corporations of the forestry sector within the regional development are reassembling, mostly through state and private mergers posing a risk of further centralisation and control over private corporations. A need for a possible architectural intervention to ignite diversification and competitions.As the city grows through its strategic location, clusters of local services form around the center local of the city surrounding the ports. Exchanges takes place internally and externally, possible interventions through new institutional spaces.