At the international level: projects to be represented by Moscow at the World Architecture Festival
They include the Artistic Gymnastics Centre, Luzhniki Water Sports Palace, Tyufeleva Roshcha Park and Zaryadye Concert Hall.
This year, 16 Moscow projects will be nominated for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) award with the Artistic Gymnastics Centre, Luzhniki Water Sports Palace, Tyufeleva Roshcha Park and Zaryadye Concert Hall, a multifunctional complex on the Badaevsky brewery's site and others among them.
"The list of projects submitted to the WAF this year may be much more extended — the more projects enter the international arena, the better. Now we have 16 participants from Moscow featuring high-profile sites, and I’m sure any of them is capable of competing for the award," said Moscow’s Chief Architect, first Deputy Head of the Moscow City Architecture Committee Sergei Kuznetsov.
The WAF award is one of the world's most prestigious architecture and design awards. Both designs (concepts of future buildings) and sites implemented over the past year and a half are able to participate in the competition and public defence. The WAF winners will be announced in Amsterdam from 4 to 6 December.
Last year, 13 projects of Russian architects were shortlisted. For the first time, not only Moscow, but also St. Petersburg, Sochi and other cities’ designs were among them. Luzhniki Big Sports Arena and Zaryadye Park were among the finalists. The design of Kaliningrad's historical centre reconstruction was awarded in 'Master Plan' category, and Boris Eifman Dance Academy received its award in 'Schools' category.