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May 23—June 17, 2012

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Transforming The City

The exhibition will present a lot of smaller projects of reconstruction of cities, towns, villages and even landscapes, such as Murmansk, Sochi, Samara, Kiev and Tolyatti.


Krapivna: Resurrection

Krapivna: ResurrectionThe Moscow Architectural Institute's studio for experimental planning was founded at 1989. The studio's tutor is professor E.Asse. The educational concept: projects «from door handle to a city», independence of students, analysis and criticism, understanding of the professional and cultural context.




Modernising The Russian Village

Modernising the Russian VillageThe project aims at discovering a set of instruments that can be more or less adjusted to innumerable similar situations through a deep immersion into a specific habitat, studying its qualities, peculiarities, conditions of its development.





Murmansk_CMYKPAN Barents, a research project of Barents region cities, envisions a development scenario of Murmansk city. Setting into operation of the Stockman gas field advances the development of the city. The idea of the new masterplan is to reduce the total area of the city, replace panel housing of the outskirts by comfortable individual dwellings, circling the city core. Also there are included branding elements – from luminescent shutters for five-storey buildings to special city-wear.

Andreas Huhn, Olga Aleksakova, Yulia Bourdova, Igor Aparin, Bastian Henning, Lidia Koloyarskaya, Natalia Remizova, Natalia Soukhova, Olga Vlasenko, Dmitry Zadorin



Development. DubnaResearch on Dubna bicycle urban culture considered as local society identity and source of town modernization. A group of students creates a project of Dubna’s urban bicycle masterplan during a 7-days workshop.

Curators: Denis Chistov, Grigory Guryanov | Praktika
Photography: Maxim Sher
Logo: Alexander Vasin
Supported by: PROM MARCHI, VELOCULT Dubna city administration


Renovation Method Of The Regularly Planned Quarters In The Historical Russian Town (On The Example Of Samara)

Renovation Method Of The Regularly Planned Quarters In The Historical Russian Town (On The Example Of Samara)…at the end of the XVIII century over 300 Russian towns recieveda regular planning grid. It started to decline in the Soviet period and inspite of social changes it keeps degrating now…





InsterJAHR 2010

InsterJAHR 2010«InsterJAHR 2010» begins a recultivation of Kaliningrad area wastelands. The east Prussian heritage emerges as a source of a better life for citizens, ideas for designers and a workbench for craftsmen. 427 years of age, we restart the counter.





Project MO10

Project MO10The project has been created for the website Lookatme.

The task for the editorial office is to transform Moscow. М010 improves the city not with beautiful buildings but by arrangement of city voids.

The streets improvement is offered for the downtown, while beyond the Garden Ring, it is suggested to create the street space and extend blocks.



Brand New

Brand NewTeam-project of «Vedis Group» and the Youth organization of the Moscow Architects' Union.

Possibilities and potentialities of the development of Moscow's new housing blocks are studied on the example of an actual project.

Curator Elena Gonsales



Formula Togliatti

Formula TogliattiFNC has been held in Togliatti since 2007. Within «FNC'10» the action-shop «FORMULA TOGLIATTI» is planned, the main aim of which is an implantation of WTCC race circuits into «the body of the city» to form an active event infrastructure and renovation of the monocity.




The Emerald Necklace Of The Planet: Modernization Of Cities Beyond The Polar Circle

The Emerald Necklace Of The Planet: Modernization Of Cities Beyond The Polar CircleThe project connects psychological researches, art and rchitectural experts for the purpose of a humanization of city spaces of northern cities which are behind the polar circle.

Foundation "Man And Humanity / ZemunLaboratory For Landscape Architecture / Terra Architects



Archtectural Bureau Of Alexei Levchouk (Team-work With Vladimir Frolov)

zero objectArchitectural Zero object

The Zero object is a project of Alexey Levchouk and critic Vladimir Frolov, Editor-in-Chief of Project Baltia magazine, first shown at the Russian Pavilion of the exhibition «Modernizing of Panel Buildings. The German Experience» that took place at the Peter and Paul Fortress in Saint-Petersburg in 2009. The aim of this project is modernization of modernism as a conception, rehabilitation of suburbanization (dis-urbanization), nullification of function and form in architecture.