During the workshop, representatives of the architectural and urban community of London will explore specific case in Moscow – the area situated in Moscow city center, directly opposite Zaryadie area, between Raushskaya and Sadovnicheskaya embankments.The purpose of the workshop is to rethink the European standards and approaches in the development ofterritories and apply successful practices for London as an example of the proposed site in Moscow in the process of dialogue between architects, representatives of the city of London and Moscow administrationand workshop participants.
Following a series of four workshops Strelka Institute and Fundació Mies van der Rohe will be develope a list of recommendations for the integrated development of the Raushskaya embankment territory.
Ivan Blazi – curator of Mies van der Rohe Award
Tony Fretton is a principal of Tony Fretton Architects, along with Jame McKinney and David Owen. The work of the practice includes the Lisson Gallery, Red House, Chelsea, Fuglsang Kunstmuseum in Denmark and the new British Embassy in Warsaw. He was visiting Professor, Graduate School of Design, Harvard from 2005-2006 and Visiting Professor at ETH Zurich 2011-2012. From 1999-2013 he was Professor, Chair of Architectural Design-Interiors at the Technical University Delft.
Alex Ely is a leading authority on urban design and housing. An Architect, Planner and author of the Mayor of London’s Housing Design Guide and numerous research and best practice publications for the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment he combines planning and policy experience with a passion for good design. He was formerly Head of Sustainable Communities at CABE and continues to advise Government on built environment policy.
Series "Rethinking Europe – European experience in the city development" is prepared specially for the summer program of the Strelka Institute in partnership with the Fundació Mies van der Rohe.
Fundació Mies van der Rohe is a platform whose core mission is to inspire the world through architecture. It encourages and sponsors activities related to good architecture on the basis of the values represented by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, advocating its role as a strategic thrust for the improvement of our cities- the quality of life of our people and their cultural enrichment. In the 30 years since its establishment, this Foundation has, through its biennial "European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award", become the leading promoter of European architecture as a key value in world culture.