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Budcud’s winning design for the Voronezh City Reservoir Open Ideas Competition in Russia

Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Polish practice Budcud shared their winning proposal in an ideas competition to revive the iconic Voronezh Reservoir in Voronezh City, Russia. Built at the center of the city in 1972, the reservoir -- locally known as "The Voronezh Sea" -- was a recreational spot until increasing…

Critical irony in Russia’s special mention “Fair Enough” pavilion in 2014 Venice Biennale

Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014
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…

Rethinking “Urban Routines” in the Strelka Institute’s student exhibition in Moscow

Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014
The "Urban Routines" exhibition at the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design in Moscow proves that statistics are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to studying urban spaces and the bustling life within them. As the final exhibition of the Urban Routines education…

The winning “Russian Character” concept for a new cultural center in Butovo Park, Russia

Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014
Morton Group recently announced the winning proposal of their international "Russian Character" competition, where entrants had to uniquely incorporate concepts of contemporary Russian architecture for a new Russian Culture and Education Center in Butovo Park. The two-stage competition rounded up 96 applications from 27 countries down to…

MVRDV-led consortium to refurbish historic Serp & Molot factory site in Moscow

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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 & Molot (Hammer & Sickle) Factory. Located east of Moscow's…

Strelka Unsettled is the winning idea for the new Strelka Institute in Moscow

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
As the city of Moscow plans for redevelopment, the renowned Strelka Institute has similar plans in store as the school faces relocation to a different part of town by 2015. After a one-month ideas competition for Strelka’s 2013-2014 research student body, Squadra Komanda was the winner out…

Two student winners in the first EeStairs Staircase Design competition

Posted: Tuesday, March 04, 2014
The first edition of the EeStairs Staircase Design competition was met with competitive entries from around the globe. Staircase design company Eestairs established the competition to encourage students to bring the best of their creativity into practical design. Met with stiff competition, the jury's consideration, and…

Three teams make their way into the Ukraina Hotel Entryway finals in Moscow

Posted: Monday, March 03, 2014
UPDATE - March 3, 2014: We've received this additional message from the competition organizer, Strelka: "We would like to point out that among three finalists a young team TPO Lesosplav from St. Petersburg (Russia) whose concept reflected the major requirements of the project most fully, is a number of…

Populous’ Fisht Olympic Stadium for Sochi Winter Games

Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014
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…

A better look into the winning Park Russia proposal

Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014
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 & Wakefield consortium's first-place entry. UK-based practice Gillespies -- who served as the group's Design Team Leader, Masterplanner and…

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