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Magda Cichon: We lived on this for a year and a half

The work done by the curators of the Venice Biennale mostly remains off-screen the numerous industry reporters that come to the event dont seem to write much about it. The backstage of this years biennale is uncovered by Magda Cichon, the managing partner and the chief architect of Blank Architects, who knows firsthand how it all went along.

Lilya Aronova. ​The Rzhevsky Gate

For the competition for the best design of the new station or the Third Interchange Contour, Blank Architects came up with three proposals. Two of them were shortlisted, and one, containing the concept of the Rzhevskaya metro station, took the first place. Here we are to take a look at the winning project.

Natalya Muradova. Blank Architects: No excuses apart from architecture

Created by foreign architects in Russia, this architectural company is perceived by the outside world as Moscow-based. Blank Architects makes democratic decisions and sees its mission as making responsible architecture, even if it is sometimes at odds with the Russian construction rules and regulations. The company also values creativity, allows for no excuses, and is interested in everything that can influence its projects one way or another.

Partner Architects of

  • Vassily Krapivin
  • Vladimir Plotkin
  • Natalia Sidorova
  • Alexander Asadov
  • Andrey Asadov
  • Anton Nadtochiy
  • Valeria Preobrazhenskaya
  • Oleg Medinsky
  • Pavel Andreev
  • Ilia Mashkov
  • Sergey Skuratov
  • Vera Butko
  • Roman Leonidov
  • Andrey Gnezdilov
  • Alexandra Kuzmina
  • Nikita Yavein
  • Alexander Skokan
  • Vsevolod Medvedev
  • Vladimir Kovalev
  • Sergey Kouznetsov
  • Sergey  Trukhanov
  • Tatiana Zulkharneeva
  • Levon Ayrapetov
  • Yuliy Borisov
  • Karen  Saprichyan
  • Andrey Romanov
  • Sergei Tchoban
  • Alexsey Ginzburg
  • Natalia Shilova
  • Polina Voevodina
  • Alexandr Samarin
  • Mikhail Kanunnikov
  • Anatoly Stolyarchuk
  • Zurab Bassaria
  • Julia  Tryaskina
  • Katerina Gren
  • Rostislav Zaiser
  • Igor  Shvartsman
  • Ekaterina Kuznetsova
  • Andy Snow
  • Nikita Tokarev
  • Nikolai  Milovidov
  • Konstantin Khodnev
  • Stanislav Belykh
  • Rais Baishev
  •  Valery  Lukomsky
  • Daniel  Lorenz
  • Ilya Utkin

Buildings and Projects: New Additions

  • Naberezhnaya Evropy, St. Petersburg
  • Pavilion for Chacha Ceremonies
  • Danilovskaya Manufactory
  • “Replacement” Project
  • Residential complex
  • “Olympic Hall”Business Center
  • Residential complex
  • Residential complex ′Andersen′
  • Sports and residential complex “Olympic village Novogorsk”