Eight Russian projects on World Architecture Festival shortlist
The shortlist of projects nominated for the 2015 World Architecture Festival award was announced this week, and eight Russian designs are among the 300+ shortlisted projects.
Russia was strongly represented in the Culture section, with the Hermitage State Museum in St. Petersburg and Moscow’s Stanislavsky Theatre taking two of the 12 nominations in the category. Other Russian buildings to catch the eye of the panel include the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, a ballet school in St. Petersburg designed by Studio 44 Architects – who have also designed another nominated project, a concept to redevelop Kaliningrad’s historic centre – and the Udarnik Contemporary Arts Centre in Moscow.
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Elsewhere in the region, two buildings in Baku are on the list, the White City Office Building and the New Power Station (above), and the Future Projects section nominees include three designs from the Union of Architects of Kazakhstan.
The winners in each of the 31 categories will be announced during the festival, taking place in Singapore from 4 – 6 November.
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