Victoria Kudryavtseva

Project: Emptiness with a History (Rossiya Hotel) (2011)

research theme: Design
Directors: Stefano Boeri

Architect Victoria Kudryavtseva is from Moscow. She studied in the Design research theme with Stefano Boeri, and her research focused on the space that was formerly occupied by the Hotel Rossiya in central Moscow. Victoria analysed the history of this large, central space and looked at the potential of the plot of land in the future, which is still undecided. She focused on two periods when the land was empty, one starting in the 1930’s, and one starting in 2006, when the Hotel Rossiya was destroyed, and continuing to today. Victoria looked at the meaning of emptiness within a city. She currently works as a freelance architect.