from Russia with love

Magdalena is spending some hot summer days at the Winzavod Centre for contemporary Art in Moscow giving a lecture and tutoring at a workshop. Together with representatives from the regional and educational ministries, the World Bank, developers and other international architects and experts there was also a highly interesting press-conference given on the theme of the future for russian kindergartens: existing situation, problems, experiences, hopes, influences, demands, possibilities etc..

This was of course also a good opportunity to pay a visit to the construction site of our collaboration project with Krost: a kindergarten / school in the neighborhood of Khoroshevo-Mnevniki where we have been consulting the russian developer to find new solutions and possibilities to both interpret and challenge the very strict and archaic russian building code. The kindergarten / school is to be finished in just a few weeks, and ready to welcome the children and staff..!