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Chelyabinsk: The Latest Architecture and News

de Architekten Cie. and FELIXX's Competition-Winning Transformation of Chelyabinsk

Dutch firm de Architekten Cie, in collaboration with Felixx Landscape Architects and Planners, has won an international competition to transform the historic Russian city of Chelyabinsk. The winning masterplan, chosen by the City Administration of Chelyabinsk from five proposals, seeks to activate the city’s existing grid structure and to use it as a vehicle for spatial transformation.

Proposed panoramic view. Image Courtesy of Felixx Landscape Architects and PlannersThe reactivated historic grid. Image Courtesy of Felixx Landscape Architects and PlannersDevelopment of the Miass river. Image Courtesy of Felixx Landscape Architects and PlannersThe reactivated historic grid. Image Courtesy of Felixx Landscape Architects and Planners+ 8

Piarena Designs Sail-Inspired Congress Hall Spanning Over Russian River

PIARENA has won the Archchel-2020 competition to create a Congress Hall for BRICS and SCO events in central Chelyabinsk, Russia along the Miass River. Separated into two parts by the river, the site will additionally host business meetings, public events, and exhibitions.

In order to emphasize the curve of the river, the new congress hall building will be a solid volume spanning across the river, rectangular in footprint, but curved in a sail shape above.

Rising up to 61 and 150 meters, the building is hoped to become a new urban landmark, as well as a pedestrian crossing over the river.

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