Graduate School of Urbanism and AA School of Architecture Hold Joint Workshop in Moscow
On July 17-28 an intensive course titled ‘In-transition lab: Structure as an Urban Catalyst’ by the Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism (Moscow) and the Architectural Association School of Architecture (London) was held at Moscow’s Shukhov lab.
During the first week, the students joined lecturers Alexandra Chechetkina, Ivo Barros and Lawrence Barth to explore the urban context of Shabolovka street and worked on the brief – to draw up a fantasy development strategy for the district.
After defining their common vision, the participants developed a "representative" project for the architectural site, which could see Shabolovka change significantly in each project developed under this brief. This section was designed by the students led by Leonid Slonimsky, founder of the architectural bureau Kosmos. As a result four projects were developed:
1. 'Temple of silence': Shabolovka as "slow neighborhood" - where you can hide from the urban hustle and bustle without leaving the city.
2. 'Science cube': Shabolovka for scientists — a place where the best experience and knowledge accumulates gradually, and where the built environment contributes to the development and exchange of this knowledge among its residents, employees, and visitors.
3. 'Urban area': Shabolovka as the street where you can finally trace the gradient of spaces from private to public, where ownership boundaries of ownership are clear, and collective spaces really exist.
4. 'Circles of revolution': Shabolovka as an area that is home to gatherings where people discuss various topics. The idea illustrates the fact that many global projects that have changed the world started in a small studio, in a garage, or a kitchen.
On July 28, 2017 a public presentation of the workshop projects was held, and then, on August 1 the exhibition 'Shabolovka: Temporary Architecture' opened at the Shabolovka gallery. On August 2-15 visitors can retrace the path to creating these final architectural pieces: from area studies to idea visualization.
Registration for the third workshop will open in September 2017. For more information please visit the website of the AA Visiting School Moscow.
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