Redevelopment is a process that is widespread throughout Russia, and Kazan is no exception. Kazan is developing rapidly and is raising a new generation of young, creative, and highly promising architects for the country. This is why Innopolis, Russia’s youngest and most high-tech city and a satellite of Kazan, will be hosting the Second Russian Architecture Biennale for Young Architects from October 24th to 26th, 2019. The aim of the biennale is to support young architects and draw them into the field of urban development. The concept devised by architect Sergei Tchoban, the biennale’s curator, involves giving young specialists a chance to carry out unique, contemporary projects all over Russia and to establish working relationships with local governments.
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International Congress World Urban Parks 2019 takes place on the 18-20th of October in Kazan. The congress is organized by the international association World Urban Parks, the government of the Tatarstan Republic and supported by the Ministry of Construction of The Russian Federation. For the first time, the international congress World Urban Parks was held in 2015 in Ponte de Lima, Portugal. Every year the event attracts more and more people. In 2018 the congress was held in Melbourne, Australia, and there were more than 700 delegates, who represented parks and social spaces of more than 50 countries.
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Dutch firm LEVS Architecten won an international competition to design a new residential zone near the Russian city of Kazan. The winning design encompasses the 180-hectare masterplan for the area as well as its architectural content. Along with VLUGP landscape, LEVS used a "Dutch Approach," embracing pedestrian networks, green space and "spirited architecture." The extent of the project will form its own neighborhood, titled "Machaon Valley," and is intended to be fully realized by 2025.