About 80 million square meters of housing was commissioned in Russia in 2016

SARATOV, on may 14. /TASS/. About 80 million square meters of housing was commissioned in 2016 in the Russian Federation. It is 5 million square meters less than in 2015, said the partner of KB Strelka Alexei Muratov in the framework of forum “Environment for living: the apartment and the city.”

“In 2015 in Russia it was put 85 million square meters of housing. This year was a record for the country on housing construction. In 2016, our country passed the 80 million square meters of housing,” – said Muratov.

Thus, according to the speaker, the housing of the Russians reached the level of Eastern Europe and amounted to 24-25 square meters per person.

“Thus, in recent decades the supply of housing in our country has increased by 40%. For comparison: in Norway, a person has 80 square meters”, – said the speaker.

To build less, but better

According to the expert on the housing market Michael khorkova, in the near future young people will decrease demand for purchase of apartments.

“Therefore, developers need to pay attention to the Mature family with children. These families choose housing more thoroughly, including considering its location,” – said the Ferrets.

According to the analyst, it is necessary to change the concept to “build more” and start to “build back better” to housing remained comfortable and years later.

About the forum “Environment for life”

Forum “Environment for life” is held on behalf of the government of the Russian Federation Ministry of construction of Russia and AHML jointly with the government of the Saratov region. Regular forum “Environment for living: the apartment and the city” held may 13-15 in the city of Saratov. Software management of the forum is the Strelka Institute.

The first forum “Environment for life” was held in Technopark of Innopolis near Kazan in October 2016. The forum was attended by about 350 leading Russian and foreign experts and representatives of authorities. The forum participants were leading international architects, urbanists from Spain, Germany, Canada, Netherlands, Japan, UAE, USA and other countries. In just two days the event was attended by over 800 guests.

The TASS news Agency acts as information partner of the forum.