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The winning concepts for the city of Kaliningrad in Russia

Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The results are out for the competition to redevelop the historic city center of Kaliningrad in Russia. Organized by the Kaliningrad regional government as part of the 'The Heart of the City' project, the open two-stage competition was held to find the most suitable architectural and urban-planning solution…

Winning entries for the Red Square Tolerance Pavilion

Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
With all the complexities of the different social, political, and religious beliefs in this world, spreading the value of tolerance is essential. Based on this notion, HMMD had entrants propose design ideas for a Red Square Tolerance Pavilion for Moscow's historic Red Square. At the…

Project Meganom consortium to design Moscow River-adjacent urban development

Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014
The consortium led by Russian architecture firm Project Meganom has the winning design concept for the urban developments planned for the Moscow River's adjacent territories. The winning team includes Gillespies (UK); Strategy Partners Group (Russia); John Thompson and Partners (UK);

Restoration of Alvar Aalto’s Viipuri Library wins 2014 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize

Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2014
The Finnish Committee for the Restoration of the Viipuri Library with the Central City Alvar Aalto Library in Vyborg recently won the 2014 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize for restoring Alvar Aalto's historic Viipuri Library in Vyborg, Russia. Established in 2008, the prize is awarded biennially…

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…

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