The Laboratory for Experimental Urban Design “Shukhov Lab” is a research department at the Faculty of Urban and Regional Development. It brings together HSE’s expertise in social and economic studies, Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism academic knowledge in spatial planning, urban zoning, and urban studies, and the practical experience of urban transformations of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in Barcelona. The Laboratory’s activities aim to foster innovation in urban planning and development that take into account the new economic trends and city practices related to the advanced use of information technology and promote positive change in Moscow and other Russian cities.
Master’s programme in Prototyping Future Cities offered by the HSE Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism was launched in 2017 and has since become quite popular among international students. Students from all over the world come to Moscow to learn how to use technologies to deal with future challenges of urban development. Two of the first-year students have talked to HSE News Service about studying on the programme and the projects they have been working on.
The international laboratory for experimental urban design Shukhov Lab is launching the poster contest for the international master program 'Prototyping Future Cities'. If you have a desire to try your creativity, then submit your proposal. The winner will collaborate with Shukhov Lab for the further development of the master program identity under the a special contract.
The project ‘Hydromatter’ by Anna Budnikova and Galina Vasilchenko, second-year students of the master's program ‘Prototyping future cities’, took the third place in the nomination ‘Best project in eco-innovation’ at the open contest ‘Leaders of climate development. Climate forum of cities – 2018’
‘Advanced Urban Housing Prototype’ will be presented at the Museum of Moscow during the largest conference on architectural education and career
Shukhov Lab team presented a prototype of plants’ energy monitoring system on IoT-hackathon
Perhaps, in the not-so-distant future, people will be living in skyscrapers made of wood and concrete with a farm on the first floor and solar panels on the roof. Such a model of a future residential block was presented by the students of the master's programme ‘Prototyping Future Cities’. To create the model, they studied houses in Moscow that have been built over the past hundred years and analyzed international experience. Their model was presented at the Moscow Urban Forum in July and, on September 13 (HSE Day), it will be possible to see it again at Gorky Park.