Open Lecture on Regeneration of Moscow’s Historic Districts Held at Romanov Dvor


On March 29 at the third phase of the Romanov Dvor business complex an open lecture was delivered by the renowned Moscow architect Oleg Popov on the regeneration of the historic neighborhoods of the center of Moscow.

Architect Oleg Popov gave a lecture for the students of the Institute of Art Restoration of the Moscow State University School of Arts and Journalist on the topic of “Regeneration of the Romanov Dvor Business Complex in the Historic Center of Moscow”. The event was organized by RD Group.

The Romanov Dvor business complex is located between the streets Bolshaya Nikitskaya, Mokhovaya, Vozdvizhenka and Romanov Pereulok. Using the example of the revitalization of this neighborhood, architect Oleg Popov spoke about experience of the scientific restoration of historic buildings and creation of a unified architectural space.

In addition to the business complex, the neighborhood includes the Sheremetiev Palace, Museum-Apartment of Naturalist Kliment Timiryazev, the Journalism School of Moscow State University and Church of the Banner – a masterpiece of Naryshkin Baroque. The historic facades facing Romanov Pereulok and the church were rebuilt according to drawings and photographs from the early 20th century using methods of scientific restoration.

Roman Tkachenko, Head of the Representative Office of RD Group in Russia: “The rebirth of the architecture of the historic buildings and the creation of a comfortable urban environment in the center of Moscow is one of the top priorities for RD Group. When creating the Romanov Dvor business complex we restored the buildings’ historic facades, and thus returned a piece of old Moscow to the city.”

Oleg Popov, Popov & Architects: “The Romanov Dvor business complex is a rare example for Moscow of the creation of a unified architectural space in a densely built-up neighborhood. The pearl is the 17th-century Church of the Banner, which is why we made a special effort to ensure that visitors could easily enter the neighborhood from the side of Romanov Pereulok and from Mokhovaya Ulitsa.”