Agency for Strategic Development CENTER at the International Festival of Architecture “Zodchestvo”: priorities of urban development, small historic towns, re-development of industrial areas and a city park in Yakutsk

18 November, 2018

Agency for Strategic Development CENTER at the International Festival of Architecture “Zodchestvo”: priorities of urban development, small historic towns, re-development of industrial areas and a city park in Yakutsk

 
The 26th International Festival of Architecture “Zodchestvo” will be held in the “Manezh” Central Exhibition Hall in Moscow from November 19 to November 21. Agency for Strategic Development CENTER will participate in the festival for the first time, and invites you to join open discussions within the event business program.

The main topic of “Zodchestvo”, RE-CONTEXT, reflects new approaches to the formation and assessment of the quality of urban environment. Based on the competition results, the Organizing Committee selected the best and most relevant special projects aligned to the key idea of the festival. The visitors will see such special projects as RE-CITY, RE-AGGLOMERATION, RE-SUSTAINABILITY, RE-SCHOOL, and RUSSIA RE-PROJECT. The presentation of projects is based on a design concept of creating a structural space in the Manezh exhibition hall, with frame structures resembling step pyramids of unique forms along the central pathway. The curators named the structures “architectons” after suprematic architectural models invented by a painter Kazimir Malevich in 1925.

In the “architecton” of the Agency for Strategic Development CENTER “Moscow: RE-prom”will be presented a “RE:INDUSTRIAL MOSCOW” study prepared by the Agency in cooperation with specialists of the Rozhdestvenka Achitectural Bureau, Genplan Institute of Moscow and Marina Khrustaleva, architectural historian.

Agency for Strategic Development CENTER in the Zodchestvo business program

“Implementation of High-priority Programs and Areas for Urban Development”

Plenary session 
November 19, 16:10–17:50 
Location: Forum hall
 
At the plenary session, speakers will discuss the efficiency of methods and projects related to the development of Russian cities and towns that are being implemented or will be launched in the nearest future, as well as the role of architecture and business communities in the implementation of federal and regional programs.
 
Moderator: Sergei Georgievskii, Head of the Agency for Strategic Development CENTER
 

“Park for Future Generations” Start of the nationwide architectural competition

Press conference 
November 20, 10:00–10:45 
Location: Auditorium 1
 
The open nationwide competition for development of architectural concept and general plan of the Park for Future Generations public space in Yakutsk, Sakha Republic, will be launched at the press conference. This is a unique project for the Russia’s Far North with the goal of creating a public space for existing and future generations of young citizens. If successful, the new park concept will be applied to other Arctic cities. The intention is to prove that the idea of a comfortable city environment is universal and does not depend on climate conditions. Competition Organizer: Agency for Strategic Development CENTER
 
Speakers: 
Mikhail Keremyasov, Deputy General Director of the Special Purpose Fund of Future Generations of Sakha Republic (Yakutia), non-profit organization 
Irina Alekseeva, Chief Architect of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) 
Evgenia Murinets, Advisor to the President of the Russian Architects’ Union 
Sergei Georgievskii, General Director of the Agency for Strategic Development CENTER, Head of the Competition’s Organizing Committee
 

“Small Historical Towns of Russia: reconstruction and innovation challenges”

Round-table discussion 
November 20, 17:30–19:30 
Location: Auditorium 2
 
Maria Sedletskaya, Analysist of Agency for Strategic Development CENTER, will participate in the round-table discussion arranged by the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Science and the Moscow Architectural Institute, Chair for Reconstruction in Architecture.
 
Moderator: Evgeny Vadimovich Polyantsev, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Science, Head of MERALSTUDIO Architecture Bureau