The group work consisted of several stages: problematization (focus on what is missing in Kaliningrad in general and «Kronprinz», in particular); research walk (focus on identifying identity of the place, exploring its resources and potentials, users, stakeholders, their interests and potential conflicts) and sketching the vision for the area. After each stage each group presented their findings to all participants.
One of the main specific features of the area, identified by the participants, which is both a resource of the place and its challenge, is its very polycultural character, an extraordinary mix of very different, sometimes contradictory and, as might seem, prone to conflict but co-existing subcultures, social practices, cultural symbols and codes.
Besides, the participants outlined key values, based on which that the place (the yard of «Kronprinz» barracks) should function, and described events and activities, which can further convey these values.
According to workshop participants, the list of values underlying the development of «Kronprinz» yard should include: freedom, openness, accessibility, multiculturalism, identity and authenticity, culture, art, cultural and historical heritage, partnership, novelty, expertise, co-creation, participation, harmony and safety.
The problems of the area were also identified. One of the key issues is how to make «Kronprinz» «transparent», and visible for the city and citizens. How physical (barrier free infrastructure) and symbolic (openness, transparency, development of the site as the point of attraction) accessibility of the site can be ensured? The following possible solutions were formulated: to increase accessibility by means of organization of walking trails and transportation routes; to clear the «Kronprinz» barracks of extraneous extensions; to ensure an unimpeded passage around «Kronprinz» barracks; to improve navigation, signage and distribution of information; to ensure smooth passage in the yard and interior space of «Kronprinz» barracks.