With the start of the military operation in Ukraine, a number of international architectural firms announced the suspension of their activities in Russia. We figure out what kind of projects we may never have
March 5, 2022
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1 March it became known that the Dutch studio MVRDV ceases its activities in Russia. We are talking about five projects, including the 80-meter multifunctional complex RED7 on the Garden Ring in Moscow. The Bureau won the tender for its construction in January 2018. In addition, the studio worked on two more projects in Moscow, the development of a master plan for the development of St. Petersburg and the renovation of a large complex in Krasnodar. The studio also has a number of ongoing projects in Kyiv, the implementation of which was also called into question due to hostilities.Ko
Herzog & de Meuron
Also, the Swiss architectural bureau Herzog & de Meuron. Their main project is the reconstruction of the Badaevsky (Trekhgorny) brewery in Moscow, on which the bureau has been working since 2017. The project involves the modernization of the historical buildings 1 and 3, the restoration of the lost second building, the creation of a 4-hectare park and the construction of an unprecedented residential complex on stilts. ” />
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
“Zaha Hadid Architects has been working in Russia for four decades. Zaha Hadid has always been inspired by the work of Russian avant-garde artists. We are deeply shocked and saddened by what is happening in Ukraine and are stopping work on two ongoing projects in Russia,” the firm said in an official statement. jpg” />The project for the construction of a “smart city” in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye.
We are talking about the construction of a new district of Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye in the west of Moscow, announced in 2019, and the work over Sberbank Technopark in Skolkovo, which has been underway since 2016. The smart city project includes the construction of residential complexes for 66,500 residents, office areas, schools, transport infrastructure, retail space and cultural institutions on an area of 400 hectares. Building “Technopark” commissioned by Sberbank is being built on an area of 8 hectares in the Russian Silicon Valley, Mnevniki and planned to build a state philharmonic in Yekaterinburg.
Technopark in Skolkovo.
David Chipperfield Architects
David Chipperfield Architects also stops working in Russia. “As an architectural studio, we believe in dialogue, openness, involvement – values that are in direct opposition to war. We call for an immediate end to this human tragedy,” the studio said in a statement. Among the most high-profile projects of the British architect, we reconstruction of the building of the Central Telegraph Office in Moscow. “/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/cf3008f55fde70eb8c61c25251129524.jpg” width=”728″ height=”485″ class=”lazy-image__image _align-center” data-v-371a4ab7=”1″ alt=”International projects , the construction of which was stopped in Russia” />
The architectural concern BIG also expressed its solidarity with the people of Ukraine, which, according to it, currently does not have any ongoing projects in Russia or commissioned by the Russian authorities, and the Snøhetta bureau.
But there are other major foreign projects architects in Russia who have been announced and whose future is still in question. This is, first of all, the reconstruction of the Hexagon pavilion in Gorky Park, which is being carried out by the Japanese bureau SANAA, as well as the construction of a new Tatar State Academic Theatre. Galiasgara Kamal in Kazan. It should be implemented by an international consortium led by Wowhaus, which includes Kengo Kuma & Associates (Tokyo, Japan), Werner Sobek AG (Stuttgart, Germany) and PTM of the Architect Bakulin German Alekseevich (Kazan, Russia). We will keep you updated with all the news on this topic. Follow our publications!
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