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Moderator: Valentina Jansen
A modern environment and modern architecture — what does this mean in cities with centuries of history and how to properly implement such projects? The City of London is found side by side with abbeys dating back to the 15th century, while in Dubai they try to replicate the great buildings of the past; in Lisbon behind the old facades of mansions they are completely re-planning entire neighbourhoods, while in Barcelona the glass and concrete building of the Centre for Contemporary Art sits right in the middle of the Gothic Quarter. Should modern architecture co-exist with historic buildings, where appropriate, and for what purpose? What kind of architectural scene does Kaliningrad need if its multifaceted historical context and contemporary needs are taken into account? And how to build iconic structures that will last for ages? Government representatives, practicing designers, and experts will speak about the architect’s role in the city, the practice of architectural watchdogs, and Russian experience of public monitoring of construction quality.
Vyacheslav Genne, Advisor to the Governor of the Kaliningrad region on architecture
Previously the deputy head of the administration in the municipal districts of Primorye and Pionerskiy resort. Former chief architect of Svetlogorsk and Kaliningrad.
Anton Sagal, Architect and urbanist
One of the authors of the renovation project for Baranova Street in Kaliningrad. Winner of the international architectural competition for the reconstruction of the Royal Castle of Königsberg — “Post-Castle”. Tutor in the architecture and urban studies department at the Polytechnic University of Milan.
Artur Sarnits, Architect, author of several renovation projects of five-story buildings on Leninsky Prospekt in Kaliningrad
Specialist in German heritage (reconstruction of the Gusev city center), participated in the Canary WharF project, and in the construction of buildings in the City of London, Hemsted, and Richmond.
Artur Krupin, Deputy Head of the Administration of the City of Kaliningrad, Chairman of the Committee for Architecture and Construction
Sergei Yurevich Kavtaradze, Historian of Architecture, member of the Union of Moscow Architects
Winner of the “Enlightenment” award in 2016, an instructor at the Collector’s School and an expert at Winzavod Contemporary Art Center, where he conducts a lecture course aimed at “reading” and understanding architecture as one of the arts. Similar lectures were given as part of the Moscow Government’s project “Vykhod v gorod” (“Exit into the city”).
Natalia Ibragimova, Executive Director, chief architect of PM Arkhitek projects, chairman of the Orenburg branch of the ВОО Union of Architects of Russia