On 17–22 July 2018, Zaryadye Park will host he Moscow Urban Forum. This year’s theme is «Connect Generations». The lecture and educational part of the Festival is aimed at providing clear answers to vital questions with the participation of famous Russian and foreign architects, economists, scientists and business representatives by means of lectures and discussions.

In this edition, the Urban Sciences Lab Coordinator of International Programmes at IAAC and former director of Mies Van Der Rohe foundation Giovanna Carnevali will participate in the forum as moderator of a first-class panel discussion on Tuesday 17th with world-class foreign architects entitled Window to Europe. Did Moscow Manage to Find a Common Ground with Foreign Architects? 

Rem Koolhaas (OMA), Francine Houben (Mecanoo Architecten), Charles Renfro (Diller Scofidio + Renfro), Winny Maas (MVDRV), Yuri Grigoryan (Meganom), Sergey Kuznetsov (Chief Architect of Moscow), Sergei Tchoban (SPEECH) will be the participants in this session in which the city of Moscow and its architectural and urban development will be in the spotlight and under scrutiny.

International architectural competitions unlocked new opportunities for Russian architects while setting ambitious standards through open competition. What are the opinions of the architectural leaders about the results and prospects of working with Moscow? How established is the practice of architectural competitions? Has it become the new standard procedure? Are there evident improvements in the quality of Moscow’s new architecture?

Moscow Urban Forum 2018