Time to Decide: How to include the river and the embankments into the public space of the city?

Part of: Time to Decide: How Do We Envision Moscow’s Embankments?


Can the Moskva River be a public space? Is water transportation worth reviving?  Can one live on piers? These questions will be discussed by Anne Loes Nillessen and other participants of the round table.

Anne Loes Nillesen is a specialist in urban research and design related to flood management. In 2007, Nillesen founded DEFACTO architectuur & stedenbouw; the firm has worked on several complex water related urban design projects for Dutch governmental institutions, such as The Delta Committee, Knowledge for Climate, the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management and the municipality of Rotterdam.

In 2011, Nillesen published a book on Amphibious housing in the Netherlands, currently her design proposal for the Dutch Alblasserwaard is exhibited at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam. She works at the department of Urbanism of the Delft University of Technology where she is the coordinator and teacher of the Delta Interventions Msc graduate studio.

Nillesen will make a presentation on water architecture and water urbanism as a new city planning strategy in the Netherlands. Following the presentation, the participants of the discussion will talk about the mobile infrastructure of the Moskva River.