Window to Europe. Did Moscow Manage to Find a Common Ground with Foreign Architects?
Moscow, July 2018

Moderator of the panel with:
Rem Koolhaas, Charles Renfro, Francine Huber, Winy Maas, Yuri Grigoryan, Sergei Kuznetsov, Sergei Tchoban

One of most prominent novelties in Moscow's architectural and urban development practices lately has been the engaged participation of international studios in the city’s signature projects. Moscow now has landmarks designed by such leading international bureaus as OMA, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Zaha Hadid, and Herzog & de Meuron. International architectural competitions unlocked new opportunities for Russian architects while setting ambitious standards through open competition.
  • What are the opinions of the architectural leaders about the results and prospects of working with Moscow?
  • How established is the practice of architectural competitions? Has it become the new standard procedure?
  • Are there evident improvements in the quality of Moscow’s new architecture?

  • Curator of Critical Debate“ City and Events: how do they are able to change the city: Milano  Moscow”, Milano, May 2018 

Projects undertaken at the Mies van der Rohe Foundation 

  • “European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture: Mies van der Rohe Award 2015”  May 2015

  • Presentations by the five 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award finalists, May 2015

  • 2015 Prize exhibition, May 2015

  • Shenzhen Architecture Biennale, “ Urban Borders” November 2014

  • Venice Architecture Biennale, “Fundamentals, June- September 2014

  • Summer programme and workshops, Strelka Institute, Moscow, June 2014

  • Foundation architecture archive exhibition, National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona, December 2013 – February 2014

  • “European Identity in Europe: four success stories”, Strelka Insitute, Moscow, Curatorship event 2014

  • Tour of Exhibition and debates about European architecture to 18 European countries

  • “Where does European architecture stand?” Lecture, MoMA, New York, December 2013

  • “Vueling – Fundación Mies van der Rohe”: Linking Europe, February 2013

  • 25 year celebration of the Mies van der Rohe Award: Breaking new ground. Curator of Debate in the Barcelona Pavilion, June 2013

  • European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture: Mies van der Rohe Award 2013, June 2013