Roundtable discussion on "Second Life. Possible Revitalization Scenarios” was held within the scope of Architecture 2015 festival. Oleg Popov, architecture of Romanov Dvor business quarter, took part in the discussion.
The annual Architecture festival in Moscow is the largest and the most respectable event in the professional life of architects and urban planners. The festival is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and with the support of the Presidential Executive Office of the Russian Federation, Moscow City Government and the Moscow Architectural Committee.
On October 2, a roundtable discussion on "Second Life. Possible Revitalization Scenarios” was held within the scope of Architecture 2015 festival. The participants discussed what the "second life" of the historical building should be like so that an architectural structure or a district was in demand and demonstrated durable.
Romanov Dvor business quarter is an example of integrated architectural space within historical area, which is rare in Moscow. The modern business complex is seamlessly integrated into the existing urban fabric: the historical appearance is preserved across the quarter, and modern facades are hidden in its inner part.
The multi-functionality principle is fully implemented in Romanov Dvor: business and cultural environments are harmoniously combined here. Apart from premium offices, there are also restaurants and cafes, World Class fitness club, Romanov Cinema and apartments in the complex.
"Among centers of attraction for the citizens there are pedestrian street Romanov Alley, a cozy atrium with exhibition space and the 17th century Our Lady of the Sign Church located in the quarter. We have ensured free access of the visitors inside the complex from Romanov Lane and Mokhovaya Street," Oleg Popov said.
Among the participants of the discussion, there were also Aleksandr Timokhov, Deputy Chairman of the Moscow Architectural Committee, Anna Bronovitskaya, Director of Research at the Institute of Modernism, Petr Kudryavtsev, Head of Design Team of the Union of Creative Territories, etc.