A high-tech pavilion, the forerunner of the Diller Scofidio + Renfro superproject, will soon appear in Zaryadye, on the side of Vasilyevsky Spusk, Sergei Kuznetsov said in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta. However, already now the chief architect admits that something in it will have to be changed. For example, we will have to abandon the sensational "tundra", but add the theme of archeology to the project, work out landscape-visual points and, perhaps, make an interactive pavilion dedicated to national parks and a cinema museum. And from the interview with Kuznetsov, one can find out why the architect considers Moscow to be a European city and how the experience of Tokyo will help the capital city policy.
And on the portal rus.ruvr.ru there was an interview with the American architect Cameron Sinclair (one of the speakers of the Urban Forum that took place the day before), which is interesting, first of all, by the impressions of Moscow of a person who was last here in 1986. Meanwhile, Dmitry Fesenko, editor-in-chief of the Architectural Bulletin, also expressed his summary of the Forum. And "Afisha" published fragments of the discussion at the Forum about the concept of reconstruction of the All-Russian Exhibition Center, which is going to be finally approved next year. However, some movement on the territory has already begun with the construction of the oceanarium - as the associate professor of the Moscow Architectural Institute Anna Bronovitskaya notes, “in the place where nothing like this was on the plan”. Ideally, the All-Russian Exhibition Center could become a methodological center for the restoration of objects of the Soviet period, the expert is sure. By the way, the same "Afisha" also cites a resonant interview in this respect with the British architect Paddy Pugh about how a compromise is found in London between developers and heritage defenders.
The dialogue between the latter is clearly not taking shape in ancient Pskov, where the local urban protection community, which is staunchly repelling the attacks of developers, is now faced with a new threat in the person of the PZZ adopted the day before. According to the "Pskov province", the Rules, in particular, allow the construction of "seven-story buildings with shops and offices on the lower floors, and higher - with expensive housing" even on the territory of the Pskov Kremlin, part of the Gremyachaya Mountain and the famous Mirozhsky Monastery.
At this time, Kommersant publishes an interview with Maxim Atayants, the author of the winning concept of the Judicial Quarter in St. Petersburg, who, in his project, in order to preserve the views of the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island in the project, “personally went through the entire Palace Embankment with a camera and took pictures every 50 meters panoramas ". In the new edition of the project, according to Atayants, there is a completely “different mood” - perhaps even the “totalitarian” porticos imitating Smolny will disappear from it. But what will definitely remain is the city garden between the Dance Theater and Malaya Neva.
In Moscow, ambitious projects are also next in line. Moskovsky Komsomolets writes about the new Museum of the Moscow Metro at the Khodynskoye Pole station under construction. "Metrogiprotrans" presented the project of the museum on the eve, in which real trains were launched inside the entrance group. A new building of the NCCA will be built nearby on Khodynka - however, it is still unclear on what project. Archi.ru and Gazeta.ru announce three finalists of the competition - Heneghan Peng Architects, Mel studio and Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, but none of them fit into the four billion rubles allocated by the budget.
Meanwhile, the expansion of popular park projects in Moscow, which began with the TsPKiO im. Gorky, has already reached the outlying districts, which will now also receive their corners of "Europeanized" recreation. Afisha publishes the projects of Sadovnikov in the Southern Administrative District and the Sirenevy Garden on Shchelkovskoye Highway, made by the British bureau LDA Design (the author of the new concept of Gorky Park) in cooperation with the Russian Alphabet City. There are many critics of "park politics" now, but what happens when there are practically no such places in the city? The city dies out in the evenings - Yulia Zinkevich, who has visited Kazan, the author of the project "With the City for YOU" and the head of the ARCHIWOOD project, was convinced of this. And also in Kazan there is an extensive and interesting heritage of modernism, but the history, Yulia Zinkevich notes, they prefer to make "new and clean", as in the Old Tatar settlement. How else, in addition to the new pedestrian street, Kazan has changed at the end of the Universiade, The Village portal makes an overview.
And the Urbanurban.ru portal devotes material to the popular land-art project of Nikolai Polissky in the Kaluga outback. Soon, the Nikolo-Lenivetskaya artel, together with the Center for Territorial Initiatives "Archpolis", will begin transforming the space of the landscape park towards the development of infrastructure, creating an "environment for life, work and creativity." At the end of the review - about the exhibition project "Never-Sibirskaya" about the failed architectural transformations of Novosibirsk. According to the RIA Novosti report, the exposition includes design materials for the famous Opera and Ballet Theater, which was originally conceived as the House of Science and Culture, Akademgorodok and many other famous places in the city.