Between March 15th and March 27th 2013 the Central House of Architects will host the Nordic Wood festival of wooden architecture in Moscow where the most interesting examples of wooden architecture in Scandinavia, the Baltic states and Russia will be on display. The festival is being produced by the nationwide ARCHIWOOD project. The main event of the festival is the photographic exhibition. Works by recent winners and runners-up of prizes for wooden architecture from Norway, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia and Russia will be on show, along with other works by architects building in wood from these countries. More images and information on the event after the break.
The program of the event is aimed not just at professionals but also at interested amateurs with a passion for architecture, design and photography. The events space at the Central House of Architects – an exhibition hall which for many years was closed to the public – will be brought back into use for Nordic Wood. The exhibition was designed by architects Nikita Asadov and Yelizaveta Fonskaya (made together). The curators are Vladimir Frolov, Maria Fadeyeva, Yulia Zinkevich and Nikolai Malinin.
Invitees and participants include:
Olavi Koponen, architect, recipient of the 2007 prize (Finland);
Reinhard Kropf of Helen & Hard (Norway);
Bengt Carlsson, Meter Arkitektur AB, Winner of the 2012 Trapriset prize (Sweden)
Aasmund Bunkholt, organiser of the Treprisen prize (Norway);
Eric Konze Estonian, Timber Architecture and Design (in cooperation with and on behalf of the Estonian Forest Industries Association and Puuinfo Project) (Estonia);
Peteris Bajars, architect and organiser of Latvijas koka arhitekturas Gada balva (Estonia);
Jesper Hallstrøm of AART, (Denmark);
Producer: Yulia Zinkevich (head of the ARCHIWOOD project)
Joint Curators: Vladimir Frolov (Project Baltia), Maria Fadeyeva (Vedomosti, Pyatnitsa supplement, Marsh school), Nikolai Malinin (curator of ARCHIWOOD)
Design: Liza Fonskaya, Nikita Asadov (MADETOGETHER)
Infographics: Filipp Kats
Graphic Design: Yelana Bovicheva (Project Baltia)
Translation into English: Edmund Harris