Archinect - News 2014-10-22T22:38:10-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/111417630/building-sight-pictures-of-a-post-soviet-city-in-flux Building sight: pictures of a post-Soviet city in flux Alexander Walter 2014-10-16T15:10:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T23:25:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wc/wcifhgs83v81efrp.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In A Model for a City photographer Petr Antonov studies Moscow as the perfect example of a post-Soviet urban environment. The streets, buildings, cars and people captured by his camera are isolated from their everyday purposes and work like visual elements of the cityscape. [...] Antonov successfully captured the change so typical for most post-Soviet cities: newly built high-rises and faceless malls emerging on the horizon, ugly signage and never-ending building works.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81138759/exploring-post-soviet-architectural-oddities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exploring post-Soviet architectural oddities</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109328884/garage-museum-teaches-an-old-building-new-tricks Garage Museum Teaches an Old Building New Tricks Alexander Walter 2014-09-19T12:46:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T17:25:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d3/d3fb03c77716f29e0fcba5387e08a2d4.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art announced yesterday that its forthcoming permanent home inside the Soviet-era eatery in the capital&rsquo;s central Gorky Park is due to open in June 2015. [...] And Rem Koolhaas, who was tasked with transforming the abandoned restaurant's ruin for the museum, is leaving it largely untouched.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/108274491/apple-2-campus-taking-shape-ncarb-names-names-and-cities-sell-out-news-round-up-for-september-2-2014 Apple 2 campus taking shape, NCARB names names, and cities sell out: News Round-Up for September 2, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-09T18:04:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T22:31:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s1/s16roovge6nuekej.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, September 5:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Beijing public transit commuters can now pay fares with empty bottles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108254401/beijing-public-transit-commuters-can-now-pay-fares-with-empty-bottles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beijing public transit commuters can now pay fares with empty bottles</a>: Beijingers can insert a recyclable bottle and receive equivalent rebates in train fares or mobile phone credits.</li><li><a title="Community Bus Stops Transform Brazil" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108252788/community-bus-stops-transform-brazil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Community Bus Stops Transform Brazil</a>: Thousands of Brazil's bus stops are unmarked, leading fed-up residents to install their own signage under the Que &Ocirc;nibus Passa Aqui?<em>&nbsp;</em>(Which Bus Stops Here?) program, one of the world's biggest community projects.</li><li><a title="Town Becomes a Beer Ad, but Residents Don&rsquo;t Feel Like a Party" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108251985/town-becomes-a-beer-ad-but-residents-don-t-feel-like-a-party" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Town Becomes a Beer Ad, but Residents Don&rsquo;t Feel Like a Party</a>: Crested Butte, Colorado, population 1,500, was outfitted for a three-day party to publicize Bud Light, with 1,000 partiers vetted and shipped in by Anheuser-Busch. The town's Mayor agreed to host the party to the tune of $500,000, in part to help boost the town's mostly tourist economy during the difficult "shoulder" season between summer and winter.</li><li><a title="Gehry's Revised Eisenhower Memorial Loses Two Controversial Tapestries, But Concerns Remain" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108251980/gehry-s-revised-eisenhower-memorial-loses-two-controversial-tapestries-but-concerns-remain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry's Revised Eisenhower Memorial Loses Two Controversial Tapestries, But Concerns Remain</a>: Nitpicking continues over the Memori...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/108251982/the-soviet-city-is-dead-long-live-beijing The Soviet city is dead: long live Beijing Alexander Walter 2014-09-05T13:38:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T22:24:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6a/6ac9c7658d14f0c9ad7975ff5d63838e.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture theorist Jacob Dreyer explains how the Stalinist model of urbanism &ndash; a centrally planned component within a national economic unity &ndash; is thriving in modern China</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/108102544/russia-s-shukhov-tower-is-saved-following-a-91-smartphone-vote-in-favor-of-keeping-it Russia's Shukhov Tower is saved following a 91% smartphone vote in favor of keeping it Archinect 2014-09-03T15:07:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T10:09:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/85/85bxgiar6ff57n3l.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... the 92-year-old structure had fallen into disrepair since it stopped transmitting TV signals in 2002. Plans to dismantle and relocate the tower were announced earlier this year, prompting Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas and other architects to petition Vladimir Putin to save it. Moscow's city council has now announced that the tower will be preserved at its current site.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/108098517/dronevertising-makes-real-life-pop-up-ads ‘Dronevertising’ Makes Real Life Pop-Up Ads Alexander Walter 2014-09-03T13:49:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T13:51:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5fd15393b6848396857a69d7d6c93001.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It was only a matter of time before someone saw the commercial potential of drones. Their compact size and swift mobility makes them ideal vehicles for transporting goods and information around the crowded streets of a city. Amazon has recently been testing the potential for drone deliveries, but Russian creative agency Hungry Boys&rsquo; campaign has brought a new dimension to both advertising and drone use.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105808748/martha-stewart-in-the-age-of-drone-photography" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Martha Stewart in the age of drone photography</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107409072/ghost-town-searching-for-remnants-of-russia-in-the-chinese-city-of-harbin Ghost town: searching for remnants of Russia in the Chinese city of Harbin Alexander Walter 2014-08-25T15:07:00-04:00 >2014-08-25T15:17:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c2/c2b3811d6ad5d317acca440b9a67782d.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is not rare for a civilisation to abruptly falter, give way and fold into a new one. This insight seems obvious in the territories of the former Soviet Union &mdash; a universe transformed into a memory overnight. [...] that a city turned ruin continues to be inhabited, that the collapsing buildings and boulevards stained by a thousand footsteps, after the apocalypse, host new forms of human life, new memories. Harbin, in the far north-east of China, used to be a very Russian metropolis.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/106941872/moscow-puts-iconic-shukhov-tower-on-protected-landmark-list Moscow Puts Iconic Shukhov Tower on Protected Landmark List Alexander Walter 2014-08-19T13:33:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:15:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/083cb7916c376a75f39ea4e987380a63.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Moscow City Hall has formally prohibited the moving or reassembly of a Soviet architectural landmark that has been under threat of demolition blamed by conservationists on real estate developers. [...] The radio tower's materials, architectural composition, structural elements and location all fall under the conservation order by City Hall's heritage department, published by Consultant.ru judicial database. This puts an end to earlier proposals to move or dismantle and rebuild the tower.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102859401/muscovites-are-voting-by-smartphone-on-whether-to-demolish-a-beloved-modernist-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Muscovites are voting by smartphone on whether to demolish a beloved modernist landmark</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95870906/architects-try-to-save-a-tower-in-moscow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Try to Save a Tower in Moscow</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/105937333/humanitarian-crisis-emerges-in-ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Emerges in Ukraine Nicholas Korody 2014-08-06T13:17:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T22:16:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6e/6e3v455hftagkd4v.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A senior U.N. official warned the Security Council at an emergency meeting Tuesday that the humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine is steadily worsening as power and water supplies are scarce, homes are destroyed and health workers flee. John Ging, director of U.N. humanitarian operations, said that violence, especially in urban areas, will put more people at risk and lead to "an increase in the numbers killed" if a political solution can't be reached.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/105860142/creepy-photos-of-russia-s-crumbling-communist-architecture Creepy Photos of Russia’s Crumbling Communist Architecture Archinect 2014-08-05T12:51:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:42:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/31/31ade311a6c6ea5eb9ee7ac797e54e43.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>English photographer Rebecca Litchfield braved radiation and KGB-style interrogation techniques to capture the beauty of this bygone era in a series called Soviet Ghosts. Her work took her to schools, hospitals, factories, and accidentally, a top secret radar installation. &ldquo;Many of the abandoned buildings are pretty unknown to the public, they are hidden behind tall fences and gates, I think it is easy to just pass without knowing what is inside,&rdquo; says Litchfield.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104501144/critical-irony-in-russia-s-special-mention-fair-enough-pavilion-in-2014-venice-biennale Critical irony in Russia’s special mention “Fair Enough” pavilion in 2014 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-07-18T20:59:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T12:21:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7pr4n22ghklghbty.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The "Fair Enough" exhibition of Russia's 2014 pavilion at the ongoing Venice Biennale gives a clever response to the Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014 theme that Biennale director Rem Koolhaas assigned to curators. Curated and designed by the Strelka Institute, Russia received one of three Special Mentions out of 84 national pavilions during the 2014 Biennale awards ceremony.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The Russian pavilion's 'Fair Enough' exhibition responds to Koolhaas&rsquo; curatorial theme by the concept itself: 20 Russian architectural ideas are presented, using the universal language of the international trade fair...'Fair Enough' is not a fair of products, but an Expo of ideas."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0a/0ahf43pc7dzo0pah.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0g/0gstehuy5w15sz5q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cw/cw822mcti8nknhcs.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1p/1p6x4pwyco6qk357.jpg"></p><p>Read more about it on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/critical_irony_in_russias_special_mention_fair_enough_pavilion_in_2014_veni/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104403021/stadium-sticker-shock-costs-explode-for-russia-s-2018-world-cup Stadium Sticker Shock: Costs Explode for Russia's 2018 World Cup Alexander Walter 2014-07-17T14:19:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:36:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6b/6bef4c6bd50cf02cdfad0f2316ebcd21.jpg" width="514" height="191" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Moscow wants to make Russia the "center of the sporting world," but the price tag will be steep. Four years before the 2018 World Cup, costs are exploding in the next host country, with the two most important stadiums each costing more than a billion euros.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/103248875/after-foster-s-departure-pushkin-museum-hires-moscow-architect-for-expansion After Foster's departure, Pushkin Museum hires Moscow architect for expansion Alexander Walter 2014-07-02T14:18:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:49:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/95/951f658a14a33eb1bcc5d00e869163e4.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Russian architect Yuri Grigoryan, and his firm Project Meganom, have been chosen for the long-delayed 22bn ruble ($640m) expansion of the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. The new design replaces a controversial proposal by the British architect Norman Foster that required the destruction of historic buildings, upsetting preservationists. Foster pulled out of the project last year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79797100/lord-foster-withdraws-from-moscow-museum-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lord Foster withdraws from Moscow museum expansion</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102859401/muscovites-are-voting-by-smartphone-on-whether-to-demolish-a-beloved-modernist-landmark Muscovites are voting by smartphone on whether to demolish a beloved modernist landmark Alexander Walter 2014-06-27T12:56:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T13:36:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/20/20329af5d6fce96ea458eb24f943753b.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Moscow city government is asking citizens to weigh in on the fate of the Shukhov radio tower, a rusted icon of Soviet constructivist architecture that&rsquo;s threatened with demolition. [...] The vote, which began this week and runs until July 6, is being held on Active Citizen, an iOS and Android app released by the city last month. The app polls citizens on topics such as street-tree planting and changes to daylight savings time.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106941872/moscow-puts-iconic-shukhov-tower-on-protected-landmark-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow Puts Iconic Shukhov Tower on Protected Landmark List</a></p><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95870906/architects-try-to-save-a-tower-in-moscow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Try to Save a Tower in Moscow</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100575697/russia-s-suburbs-lack-charm-which-may-be-why-they-re-creative-hotspots Russia’s suburbs lack charm ... which may be why they're creative hotspots Alexander Walter 2014-05-28T13:58:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T15:05:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/edf324d1da528f88492b740581f8912b.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>How exactly did the faceless tower block become the inspiration for contemporary Russian visual culture?[...] Large estates are like fractals, or a space created by facing mirrors. Building 8 is exactly the same as building 14, and its young inhabitants must perhaps have the same preoccupation: to someday acquire a similar cell in one of these purpose-built units around town. Can creativity come from places like that? In contemporary Russia, somehow, it does.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98963327/mvrdv-led-consortium-to-refurbish-historic-serp-molot-factory-site-in-moscow MVRDV-led consortium to refurbish historic Serp & Molot factory site in Moscow Justine Testado 2014-04-30T16:29:00-04:00 >2014-04-30T16:29:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0e7levk756giddlc.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Preserving the rich history of an iconic site while modernizing any aspect of its design is always a tricky feat. For MVRDV, one of their latest competition wins is redeveloping the urban plan of the historic Serp &amp; Molot (Hammer &amp; Sickle) Factory...In the two-stage competition, the winning team was chosen out of a shortlist with LDA Design (UK), Ateliers lion Associ&eacute;s (France), Mega Project (Russia), and De Architecten Cie. (Netherlands).</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the winning proposal:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mq/mqxamq2bubzvrpaw.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yf/yfuirsc7k2mif2gi.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8u/8utvivrlack04t59.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4w/4w1x95ewej59rzp0.jpg"></p><p>The project, which has a total investment estimated at 180 billion Rouble, is expected to be complete in 2021.</p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/mvrdv-led_consortium_to_refurbish_historic_serp_molot_factory_site_in_mosco/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97733475/russian-pavilion-commissioner-for-venice-biennale-fired-for-criticizing-putin Russian pavilion commissioner for Venice Biennale fired for criticizing Putin Archinect 2014-04-10T17:58:00-04:00 >2014-04-10T17:59:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vc/vc6nl1e1a7fovr38.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Grigory Revzin, a respected architecture critic, has been fired as the commissioner of the Russian pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale (7 June-23 November). Writing on Facebook on Monday, Revzin speculated that the cause was his vocal criticism of Russia&rsquo;s annexation of Crimea. In a statement posted on its website, the culture ministry said on Tuesday that he was fired due to his &ldquo;extremely active&rdquo; public positions.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/95870906/architects-try-to-save-a-tower-in-moscow Architects Try to Save a Tower in Moscow Archinect 2014-03-17T14:39:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T13:35:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/by/byue2kho6rvc6rz7.jpg" width="514" height="657" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the great feats of 20th-century engineering, a landmark of modernist architecture is facing demolition. Late last month, the Russian State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting agreed to the dismantling of the Shabolovka radio tower in Moscow. This is the Eiffel Tower of Russia, a 50-story conical structure of steel latticework, shaped roughly like a collapsing telescope, designed by the engineer Vladimir Shukhov.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106941872/moscow-puts-iconic-shukhov-tower-on-protected-landmark-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow Puts Iconic Shukhov Tower on Protected Landmark List</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92473410/populous-fisht-olympic-stadium-for-sochi-winter-games Populous’ Fisht Olympic Stadium for Sochi Winter Games Justine Testado 2014-01-30T19:14:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T14:11:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/us/usji7og995bwl2p2.jpg" width="514" height="244" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Olympic stadiums are nothing new for Populous, the global practice known for designing some of the world's iconic sports venues. With the Sochi Winter Olympics a few days away, we'll give a little headstart with a glimpse into Fisht Olympic Stadium -- which Populous was selected to design in 2009 -- before it makes its debut at the Opening Ceremony.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yd/yd194on8v8si5z57.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8f/8fmj6kvmu3egq9dw.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/219a429dgwvwsk51.jpg"><br><br>For more details, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/populous_fisht_olympic_stadium_for_sochi_winter_games/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92012569/a-better-look-into-the-winning-park-russia-proposal A better look into the winning Park Russia proposal Justine Testado 2014-01-24T20:04:00-05:00 >2014-01-28T15:10:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/24a6mhlkc55oocx8.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We've been showcasing a few of the finalist Park Russia proposals all week, but things just wouldn't feel complete without a better look into the Cushman &amp; Wakefield consortium's first-place entry. UK-based practice Gillespies -- who served as the group's Design Team Leader, Masterplanner and Landscape Architect -- sent us more images from the group's winning proposal.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9r/9r0amul5xz3h9zd8.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/52/52hh1sgncovrz495.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ux/uxxpz7td3n56s7r3.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rq/rqollvwmgj416iwo.jpg"><br><br>More project details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_better_look_into_the_winning_park_russia_proposal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.<br><br><em>Images courtesy of Gillespies.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91926400/citymakers-4th-place-proposal-for-park-russia Citymakers’ 4th-place proposal for Park Russia Justine Testado 2014-01-23T17:24:00-05:00 >2014-01-27T12:44:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mi/miwkemy4a8gxxcb6.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you've been tracking our coverage of the Park Russia competition results, here comes another project! This time, it's from fourth-place finalist Citymakers, a masterplanning and city development company based in Moscow and Copenhagen. Citymakers entered the competition with Berlin-based studio anOtherArchitect.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sneak a peek of their project:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kq/kqyxa285vr5fhscm.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cbwqkzhhqgo7m3jp.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zz/zz94aompz88bi5wr.jpg"><br><br>Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/citymakers_3rd-place_proposal_for_park_russia/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more details.<br><br><strong>Related</strong>: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91858805/cushman-wakefield-led-consortium-wins-park-russia-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cushman &amp; Wakefield-led consortium wins Park Russia competition</a><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91861216/park-russia-proposal-by-2nd-place-finalist-hosper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Park Russia proposal by 2nd-place finalist HOSPER</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91861216/park-russia-proposal-by-2nd-place-finalist-hosper Park Russia proposal by 2nd-place finalist HOSPER Justine Testado 2014-01-22T20:49:00-05:00 >2014-01-22T20:49:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/au/auqgijoezfi3q8f0.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Up next in the Park Russia proposals comes from HOSPER (Niek Roozen &ndash; Cepezed &ndash; Witteveen+Bos). At the end of the international competition, the Dutch team placed in second out of the five finalists.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91858805/cushman-wakefield-led-consortium-wins-park-russia-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cushman &amp; Wakefield-led consortium wins Park Russia competition</a><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85832833/five-teams-selected-for-stage-ii-of-russia-theme-park-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Five teams selected for Stage II of &ldquo;Russia&rdquo; Theme Park competition</a><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mx/mxdwo6r50hcxpqt6.jpg" title=""><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6d/6dhlkya55kbb1c5m.jpg" title=""><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5x/5x2qein4k649umyb.jpg" title=""><br><br> Read more about HOSPER's proposal on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/park_russia_proposal_by_2nd-place_finalist_hosper/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91858805/cushman-wakefield-led-consortium-wins-park-russia-competition Cushman & Wakefield-led consortium wins Park Russia competition Justine Testado 2014-01-22T20:13:00-05:00 >2014-01-22T20:13:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0h/0h14zkikqe5vrl4e.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Commercial real estate firm Cushman &amp; Wakefield led the consortium that won first prize in the recently concluded Park Russia competition. The international consortium included Buro Happold, Populous, and Gillespies -- who led the masterplanning design team. The Russia Geographic Society and Moscow Region Government hosted the contest to find the most suitable architectural design and financial models for the "Russia"-themed 1,600 ha. Park in the Moscow region.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>Related</strong>: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85832833/five-teams-selected-for-stage-ii-of-russia-theme-park-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Five teams selected for Stage II of &ldquo;Russia&rdquo; Theme Park competition</a><br><br> Here are more details to the winning proposal:</p> <p> "The consortium&rsquo;s winning proposals provided the Jury with a masterplan and business strategy showing three main zones of the park and opportunities for investment in leisure projects for the day visitor and in the development of a strong tourism resort destination where large numbers of visitors will stay in the park.</p> <p> The business strategy shows a 12-year investment period, principally by the private sector, and Cushman &amp; Wakefield show how viable development projects can be marketed to the private sector. The development is to have strong &ldquo;green&rdquo; building credentials and intends to optimise rail access from Moscow and Domodedovo to cope with the large numbers of annual visitors ranging up to a potential 10 million per annum.&nbsp; Russian cultural experts NEBA directed the unique cultural &amp; heritage program of the proposals.</p> <p> The Cushman &amp; Wakefield consor...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91224240/sochi-olympic-pavilion-will-transform-into-giant-3d-portraits Sochi Olympic pavilion will transform into giant 3D portraits Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-14T15:18:00-05:00 >2014-01-15T12:51:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61m9xlvf2z6ak6dr.jpg" width="514" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> London-designer <a href="http://www.asif-khan.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Asif Khan</a>'s pavilion for the Sochi 2014 Olympics is essentially a building-sized pin screen, capable of transforming its facade into 3D projections of visitors' faces. Khan designed the pavilion for MegaFon, the general partner of the Sochi Winter Olympics and one of Russia's largest telecommunications companies. Visitors can have their photo taken at 3D photo booths stationed around the pavilion and throughout MegaFon retailers preceding the games, and then watch the facade shift into gigantic portraits.</p> <p> Khan also designed the <a href="http://www.asif-khan.com/project/coca-cola-beatbox-pavilion/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coca-Cola Beatbox Pavilion</a> for London's Summer Olympics in 2012. Check out a test-run of the pin screen in the video below.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8b6k1nbn1xx9xcns.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89005306/three-finalists-for-moscow-s-new-national-center-for-contemporary-arts-ncca Three finalists for Moscow’s New National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) Justine Testado 2013-12-16T20:24:00-05:00 >2014-08-13T12:40:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6g/6gd2p0icm0z5owq6.jpg" width="514" height="503" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Strelka Institute for media, architecture and design announced on Dec. 12 the three finalists for the international competition to design the National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) at the Khodynskoe Pole in Moscow.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89834468/heneghan-peng-wins-moscow-s-ncca-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heneghan Peng wins Moscow&rsquo;s NCCA competition</a></p><p>Out of 10 teams in the second round of the competition, the jury selected 3 finalists:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/26550/heneghan-peng-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Heneghan Peng Architects (Ireland)</strong></a><br><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ul/ulmc6b8gpbmcct5p.jpg"><br><br><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h9/h9xidvo6kov3pvde.jpg"></p><p><br><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2904304/nieto-sobejano-arquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos (Spain):</strong></a><br><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6m/6mbnkngydripdfcm.jpg"><br><br><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k1/k1d33uigjjrzc4w8.jpg"><br><br><br><strong>MEL (Russia)</strong>:<br><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0a/0apdzqfjcrnxydnf.jpg"></p><p><br><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tx/txp8nwar2kj4kdq1.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85832833/five-teams-selected-for-stage-ii-of-russia-theme-park-competition Five teams selected for Stage II of “Russia” Theme Park competition Justine Testado 2013-11-05T13:13:00-05:00 >2013-11-05T13:24:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ys/ys3ygbmkmtjx42z8.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five teams were selected for the second stage of the international architectural "Russia" theme park competition. The Jury, the Expert Council, and "Russia" park representatives met this past September to begin searching for the concept and financial model for the theme park. Twenty-six submissions out of 180 registered applicants from 41 countries made it to Stage I, which was then narrowed down to 18 after the Expert Council made further evaluations.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Out of those 18 submissions, only 5 finalists were selected to move on to Stage II:</p> <ul><li> BBDB: Balmori + base4+ DBA Proekt</li> <li> Citymakers</li> <li> Cushman &amp; Wakefield</li> <li> HOSPER</li> <li> Mosproject-5</li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/84383713/community-and-earth-spartak-museum-competition-entry-by-lockhart-krause-architect “Community and Earth” - Spartak Museum competition entry by Lockhart Krause Architect Justine Testado 2013-10-17T17:33:00-04:00 >2013-10-21T19:45:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6m/6m5ayazroce2i3sj.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jesse Lockhart-Krause of Lockhart Krause Architect from Australia recently sent us his competition entry for the Spartak Museum competition, where participants had to design a new museum and festival pavilion for the UNESCO city Yaroslavl, Russia.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/83211336/jerde-designed-mandarin-in-sochi-marks-first-open-air-lifestyle-village-of-its-kind-in-russia Jerde-designed Mandarin in Sochi marks first open-air lifestyle village of its kind in Russia Ashley Greer 2013-10-02T14:09:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T21:22:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z8/z8t3sks1kwn42j4e.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Designed by international architecture and urban design firm, The Jerde Partnership, on behalf of Expo LLC, Mandarin is the first and only outdoor lifestyle entertainment center in Russia.&nbsp; Set within the country&rsquo;s largest resort city, between the Mzymta River and Black Sea, Mandarin is a new town center of beachfront entertainment attractions for the nearly 100,000 Adler district residents, nearly 450,000 Sochi residents, and approximately 2.5 million annual visitors. In addition to providing an important celebration and gathering space during the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics, Mandarin serves as a vibrant, open-air entertainment village, a first to market concept for the local community, that will promote year-round activity and enhance the region as an international resort destination.</p> <p> <img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xn/xniufswgjgh4gupt.jpg"></p> <p> Jerde&rsquo;s design fulfills the developer&rsquo;s objective to &lsquo;bring the world to Sochi&rsquo; with a mixture of top restaurants, fashion retail, casual eateries, entertainment venues and gathering places....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81138759/exploring-post-soviet-architectural-oddities Exploring post-Soviet architectural oddities Alexander Walter 2013-09-05T15:17:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T18:48:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/po/po2182qfqs0kupbe.jpg" width="514" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frank Herfort is fascinated by the uniquely shaped buildings that have seemed to sprout from the ground since the end of the Soviet era. Some of the German photographer's images of these eye-catching structures are published in his new book, "Imperial Pomp: Post-Soviet High-Rise." [...] "I want to show the reputation there, the power," he said. "It's also a signal of the new Russian time."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/79797100/lord-foster-withdraws-from-moscow-museum-expansion Lord Foster withdraws from Moscow museum expansion Archinect 2013-08-19T09:55:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T18:34:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9p/9petwph82657qyhu.jpg" width="514" height="292" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Renowned British architect Norman Foster has resigned from a proposed expansion to the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. In a statement released on Thursday, Foster + Partners claimed it had formally resigned from the project more than two months ago. In 2009, the Russian government approved Foster's plans and agreed a sum of $650m (&pound;415m) to modernise and expand the museum. But the project subsequently stalled.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>