The exhibition of the famous Moscow architect Mikhail Khazanov is called Crossroads of Parallel Worlds. The word "parallel", according to the architect, can be considered universal to describe the activities of his workshop, which consists of two workshops working in parallel.
The architects under the leadership of Khazanov won a tender to participate in the implementation of the new General Plan, but in parallel they also carry out chamber projects. Now the workshops are busy working on two government complexes at the same time, previously they worked in parallel on the reconstruction of old buildings and on the creation of new ones, for example, an administrative and office center in Krylatskoye or "Gor na Nagornaya". The list can be continued, but the important fact is that, despite the name, these parallels still have intersection points, as a result of which a kind of holistic, three-dimensional picture of understanding architectural activity is formed.
So, from large orders, which, as they say, are on everyone's lips, Mikhail Khazanov's workshop is now building a government building in the City. “In general, my attitude to the City is quite loyal,” says the architect. “This is the beginning of a very important way of delaying administrative functions from the center. I have a dream to open the Kremlin to the people. In any case, it is wild for the government of a modern state to sit outside the walls of a feudal fortress."
In parallel with the City, the architects are designing the "Regional Government" building. According to Mikhail Khazanov, the withdrawal of such buildings as far out of the city as possible is the only opportunity today to preserve the historical center, and not only monuments, but also the remains of ordinary Moscow buildings, which “… are an undoubted value for us in and of themselves, due to the fact that that they are documentary and real. Therefore, it is necessary to protect these monuments, the remnants of buildings, but the general silhouette of the city, as in London, can no longer be kept, and there is no need to worry about this."
"An ideal metropolis is a crossroads of" parallel existing man-made worlds ", each of which develops autonomously, freely, continuously, and all together are in complete harmony with the non-made world of nature" - this is how Mikhail Khazanov summarizes his story about his vision of an ideal modern city, such like, for example, Moscow.