Shukhov Lab at the international architecture festival ‘Zodchestvo’
The XXVI International Festival of Architecture ‘Zodchestvo’18’ will be held from 19 to 21 November at the Central Exhibition Hall ‘Manege’ in Moscow. This year the festival is dedicated to the idea of RECONTEXT which implies new approaches to shaping and assessing the quality of the urban environment. The event provides the opportunity to get an insight into the current achievements in architecture and urban planning in Russia for international audience.
Shukhov Lab will present AR ‘Advanced Moscow Housing Prototype’ for 1000 people developed by students of the international master program ‘Prototyping Future Cities’ under the guidance of Elena Mitrofanova and Ivan Mitrofanov. The project leader was the academic head of the programme, Vicente Guallart. This model is based on the principles of the distributed city development and considered as a single organism with its own metabolism, which is connected to the neighboring self-sufficient areas through the distributed network.
On 21 November at 11.00 Elena Mitrofanova, Shukhov Lab leading expert, will give a lecture ‘Re-sustainability. Residential blocks of the future as a single organism’ within the business program of the festival.
In the age of technology development and instant information transfer, cities no longer need a centralized system with a single economic and socio-cultural core.
The model of distributed development replaces the centralized model in order to improve the quality of life in modern cities. It implies the formation of a network of sustainable, self-sufficient districts in the city with a radius of 500 to 1000 meters, connected with the smart transport and information systems. In each district, equal services should be provided in the following areas: food, healthcare, education, culture, sports, administrative functions, civil functions, workplaces.
What principles should be laid in sustainable housing in Moscow in the near future to form such self-sufficient districts? How do new environmental conditions, new social requirements, digital technologies, material composites and advanced building systems influence the formation of the architecture environment and urban development, in general?
|19 November||13.30-17.00||Demonstration of the prototype and Q&A session|
|21 November||11.00-11.45||‘Re-sustainability. Residential blocks of the future as a single organism’, lecture by Elena Mitrofanova|
|16.00-18.00||Demonstration of the prototype and Q&A session|