International Real Estate Investment Forum

September 18-20, 2019, Moscow

Discussion «Challenges of tired cities»

September 19, 2019
16:00 - 17:00

Urban design and architecture discussion concludes the program of Young Architects in Modern Development Contest, within which its finalists present at PROESTATE revitalization projects of buildings and spaces, which lost their aesthetic and commercial value.


In the discussion the leading international and Russian architects and project leaders present their visions, economy & ecology-wise solutions for the rejuvenation of residential and working environment and public spaces.



Julia Zubarik, founder, Urban Planning Bureau “MASTER'S PLAN”


Themes and speakers:


  • Keynote introduction speech: Revitalization of aged residential buildings and ageing commercial property for the new identity of historic cities. London examples: from facades to inner spaces, from yards to roofs and terraces.

David Roden, Director and founder of David Roden Architects, BA(Hons) DipArch ARB FCSD RIBA (UK), UK


  • New people in old buildings. Lofts and shared work spaces. Adaptation for new demand. Model projects for placemaking and efficient working environment

Raymond Terris, Head of Architecture AECOM, BSc in Architecture, MSc in Architecture MA in Conservation, RIBA, ARB (UK), UMA Union of Moscow Architects, Royal Institute of Architects, Scotland Institute of PNG Architects, UK


  • Added value by adding functions. How the monofunctional buildings can be transformed into commercial magnets. The challenge of right mixes. What does the picture gallery add to the passenger terminal, startup cluster – to the factory, concert hall – to the shopping center?

Ekin Ç .Turhan, Ercan Coban Architecture (Turkey)*


  • Genius loci at work. Air, water and greenery are the premises for the Genius of the place, which keeps and increases the project attractiveness for users and investors. Projects, which demonstrate this balance of geniality?

Valeria Savinikh, ARTEZA Landscape Design Company


*to be confirmed