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Shukhov Lab at Moscow Urban Forum 2018

A prototype designed by GSU students will be exhibited in the Zaryadye park on 17-18 July 2018.

Advanced Urban Housing

The students of the international master program ‘Prototyping future cities’ will present their project ‘Advanced Housing Prototype’ during the Moscow Urban Forum 2018,  the largest international event in Russia dedicated to the challenges of the urbanisation. The project was developed in the Shukhov Lab of the HSE Graduate School of Urbanism by the students and international researchers under the supervision of Vicente Guallart, Ivan Mitrofanov and Elena Mitrofanova.

As part of the project, GSU students have studied the evolution of Moscow housing, its typology, and the principles of sustainability and self-sufficiency in building design. Following the research, the team has created a prototype of a self-sufficient residential building which will be exhibited on 17-18 July 2018 in the Zaryadye Park.

Also, within the Moscow Urban Forum, Vicente Guallart, head of Shukhov Lab,  will take part in a panel discussion ‘Exception as a Rule. How the Approach to Urban Planning Is Changing’ and in a talk show ‘Mass Housing as Innovation Driver. Best Practices from Global Megacities’ on 17 July.

Living doesn’t mean buying a house. It means organizing the development of human beings as individuals and as a collective… But urban design has forgotten its condition as a generator of habitability and interaction.

Vicente Guallart 

(The Self-Sufficient City, 2012)

Moscow Urban Forum has been held annually from 2011. This year the theme ‘Megacity of the Future: New Space for Living’ focuses on large-scale urban transformations happening over the last decades, and the adaptation of spatial solutions and infrastructure to meet the ever-changing economic, environmental, technological, social and cultural demands. The forum brings together some of the leading experts in urbanism, architecture and city planning as well as public officials who will share their views on the key trends and challenges of the world's megacities.