XVI International Festival Zodchestvo 2008: „Historical City and New Architecture“

The “Zodchestvo” architectural festival – arranged by the Union of Architects of Russia – opens a unique possibility for getting an overview on the contemporary state of architecture and town planning in Russia. The theme “Historical City and New Architecture” raises some questions on the development concept for Russian historical cities: How can we preserve our architectural heritage, the originality of historical cities, valuable historical layout and while inserting contemporary innovative architecture into historical spaces keep the cities as living organisms and create a comfort environment? How to draw up the relationships between architects and authorities in this situation and how to coordinate them with public needs?

These and other relevant problems of modern architecture and town planning will be discussed during the Festival “Zodchestvo 2008”. At a common exhibition stand, the Network for Architectural Exchange NAX (Netzwerk Architekturexport NAX, founded by the Federal Chamber of Architects in Germany) and the Club of German architects and engineers in Moscow (KdAI, Klub deutscher Architekten und Ingenieure in Moskau) present several “German Architecture Positions”. As a promising case study the project Brandevoort (Netherlands) by Krier · Kohl Architects is displayed to the topic “The New Old Town”.

XVI International Festival „Zodchestvo 2008“, Moscow, The Central Exhibition Hall /Ceh/“Manege”, October 17 – 19, 2008.

for more information:
Department of Policy Making, Urban Development and Reconstruction of Moscow