Time to Decide: How Can We Revitalize Moscow’s Rivers and Embankments Properly?

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

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What is the role of aquatic landscapes? How can we breathe life into the coastal industrial zone? How can we properly use embankments during cold times of the year? Han van den Born, architect and partner of  КСАР  and other participants of the round table will discuss these questions.

Han van den Born, born in1958 inthe Netherlands, studied architecture at the TU Delft and graduated in 1987 with honorable mention. During his studies, he worked at the Chlimintzas office in Delft. After graduation he joined the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam. In 1989, he received a start scholarship from The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture. Han van den Born has been working since 1989 at KCAP, becoming a partner in 1998.

Han is member of the Architectenplatform in Rotterdam and the advisory board of AIR foundation, Rotterdam’s architects centre, the BNA Klankbordgroep Verstedelijking (Advisory Group City Development) and he was member of the EDBR Creative (Economical Development Board Rotterdam) and the Welstandscommissie (Aesthetic Value Commission) Rotterdam.

In his presenation, Han van den Born will talk about his experience of urban planning and embankment development in cold climates. The discussion will be devoted to the reconstruction of Moscow’s embankments.

The presentation and discussion will start at 8 pm. Before that, at 7:40 pm architects will present their ideas and projects on the aquatic infrastructure of the city.

Nailya Allahverdieva, head of the Public Art Programme at the PERMM Museum,

Anna Kourbatova, doctor of Science in Geography, environmental forensic expert, Group VP and Director of the Institute for Integrated Regional Development LLC,

Alexander Asadov, architect, Asadov Architect Studio,

Natalia Samover, historian and journalist, ARCHnadzor coordinator, board member of the Moscow Architecture Preservation Society (MAPS);

Evgenia Guskova, PhD in Architecture, researcher;

Ilya Zalivukhin, architect, director of Jauzaproject.

Photo by Vlad Efimov