What should Moscow look like – Urban Forum in Romanov Dvor


On July 2, Romanov Dvor Business Quarter will become one of the Festival venues under the auspices of the Moscow Urban Forum whose official partner this year is RD Group Holding.

Romanov Dvor continues to expand and is dynamically developing as a cultural and educational center. On July 2, the Center will turn into a real lecture hall where any interested person will be able to learn about the most recent trends in urban planning and present-day architecture.

What is really necessary for a comfortable living in the city and how can international experience be organically adapted to Moscow – these and several other issues will be analyzed by the leading international and Russian urban specialists and architects invited to Romanov Dvor on this occasion on July 2.

Internationally renowned architects from Chile David Basulto and David Assael will be the headliners of the Festival weekend. Over the course of just a few years, their website ArchDaily.com has turned into a global information and educational resource for the architects, urban specialists and all the people interested in the city development process. ArchDaily.com founders will speak about the impact of architecture on present-day society development. Apart from the lectures, the Romanov Dvor exhibition space will host the inauguration of exposition “Color images of the city” by street photographer Dmitry Zverev, author of the series “SubImages” (“MetrObrazy”) and “History of Subway”.

This year, for the first time in history, the Moscow Urban Forum Festival will take place in the summer, enabling to hold the event in Romanov Dvor in a unique venue – on the open roof of the Business Quarter with an amazing view of the capital city. The guests will plunge into a pleasant atmosphere, will have a chance to taste flavored coffee and appetizers, as well as the possibility to take part in the “City Edges” plein-air.

It should be reminded that RD Group Holding is official partner of the VIth Moscow Urban Forum.

Invited lecturers: Tim Flynn (United Kingdom), Director of Tim Flynn Architects, member of the Architects Registration Board (Royal Institute of British Architects), Alexander Zmeul (Russia), editor-in-chief of the leading architecture resource Archspeech.com; Alexander Lavrov (Russia), co-founder of the Russian Virtual and Augmented Reality Association and Professor of the British Higher School of Art and Design, Alexandra Sheiner, architect at SPEECH bureau, prizewinner of the All-Russian Festival of Young Architects “Prospects-2014” (“Perspectiva-2014”), lecturer of “Level one» educational project.