On the 18th of May the 21st international architecture and design exhibition, “ArchMoscow”, started at the 5th Moscow architectural biennale at the Central House of Artists in Moscow.
As our special correspondent, Elena Matseyko, reports from the ground, this year the exhibition is being held in an area of 10,000 m2. Dozens of foreign architects have showed their interest in the event.
The main topic of the projects presented at this display is “Architecture for Life”, which means that a human being isn’t a resource but is at the centre of urban modifications. Another no less important idea is “Architecture and Society”, at the center of which is the idea of working with unfavorable environments and architecture for affordable housing
The basic life cycles of an architect are presented in the section entitled “Architecture off-line”.
“During the 20 years of the existence of“ArchMoscow”, the Russian capital has been converted from a typical Soviet city into a dynamically developing megapolis, where more and more interesting buildings are emerging, where people want to live and to work”, said the Deputy Mayor on urban construction policy, Marat Khusnullin, speaking at the opening of “ArchMoscow”.