Moskomarkhitectura to launch the roundtable discussion Global Turn: Renovation of Residential Housing in Moscow at MIPIM

27 February 2018

Chief architect of Moscow Sergey Kuznetsov and representatives of the architectural community and Moscow real estate market will discuss the prospects for the development of social, engineering and transport infrastructure in the areas of renovation, as well as the optimization of town planning regulation related to the program.

The biggest urban development project in Europe: the renovation of residential housing in Moscow, will be one of the main business topics of the Russian delegation to the 29th edition of MIPIM in Cannes. On March 13 at 1.30-2.30 PM the Government of Moscow’s Palace of Festivals will host be a round table Global Turn: Renovation of Residential Housing in Moscow, organized by the Moscow Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning. As part of the event, participants will hear expert opinion on new approaches to contemporary urban space to be applied in Moscow in connection with the reorganization of vast residential areas.

Speakers of the round table: Sergey Kuznetsov, chief architect of the city of Moscow, first deputy chairman of Moskomarkhitektura, Sergey Tchoban, managing partner of the architectural studio SPEECH, Marina Lepeshkina, general director of BRT RUS, Yulia Zubarik, head of Master’s Plan, Andrey Ivanov, the head of the design group for transport hubs, residential and commercial real estate of Spectrum Group, the manager of the winning project of the renovation competition for the Moscow district of Kuzminki (in consortium with the French architectural studio AREP) and Tatiana Sharova, head of the project consulting and investment department of BEST-Novostroy.

In order to create optimal architectural and planning solutions for new houses and districts, in April 2017, the Moscow Government announced an international architectural competition for 5 experimental sites in the districts: Kuzminki, Golovinsky, Tsaritsyno, Vernadsky Prospekt and Khoroshevo-Mnevniki. There were 132 applications from 17 countries, including Japan, Germany, France, UK, Malaysia, Spain and others. At the final stage, 20 participants were selected, some of whom work in a consortium.

More details on the list of finalists and presentations of their work can be found on the site. In general, the renovation program included more than 5.1 thousand houses. The total area of all houses in the program is about 16 million square meters with 350 thousand apartments and 1 million people. At the moment, 236 sites have been approved for resettlement of residents, and another 160 sites are under construction. For the first time, a project of this scale is financed by the government.

«Renovation is a very large and complex project that includes legal, engineering, town-planning, social, and commercial aspects, and its success depends, among other things, on how much all participants will work in a single team,» says Sergey Kuznetsov. We outsourced sociologists, economists, engineers, business representatives and foreign experts at the design stage. At MIPIM we are waiting for an interesting multifaceted discussion, the task of which is not only to talk about our work, but also to share interdisciplinary experience."

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