SCALICITY: MOSCOW'S RIVER
A river in a city is a profound resource, which has a great potential to become a thriving artery. A river provides new possibilities for establishing regular water transport and creating new prosperous public spaces along water. This adds value to city's public infrastructure and the quality of life. The river in Moscow is about 84 km long and its embankments are rather desolated, presenting continuous spaces without differentiation and real target points.
Supported by professional society, governmental institutions and local developers, the next series of AAVS Moscow workshops will focus on the exploration of the potential of Moscow's river and the possibilities of redevelopment its reverbanks. In line with search of innovative techniques of urban analysis, during the upcoming workshop the team will study Moscow river as a city scale resource, partly zooming in to the spicific sites. Students will investigate relationships between spatial layout of the river and a range of social and cultural phenomena. Part of the workshop will be dedicated to a scale of local intervention, with participants creating speculative architectural projects that could become drivers for change. Students will develop design responses to the well-defined challenges and present it to the professional community.
The workshop will be followed up with printed publications, exhibitions in local galleries and large architectural events to enhance the on-going discussion.
The AA Visiting School Moscow requires a fee of £695 per participant, which includes a £60 AA school membership fee and all materials needed for the construction of the pavilion. Fees do not include flights or accommodation, but accommodation options can be advised.
Derbenevskaya emb, bld 7,
Sector 9, Floor 3, Moscow, Russia, 115114