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TSPA one of five teams selected to compete and design the architectural and urban development concept for the new Ecopolis in Sakhalin, Russia

TSPA was selected as part of the 5 international teams that will design an architectural and urban development concept in the Open International Competition for the new Ecopolis in Sakhalin, Russia.
Together with Wowhaus, Nomura Research Institute, and the Scientific Research Institute of Ecology and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, TSPA will develop a concept for a new city model that will bring a “qualitative transformation of the regional economy, its modernization, and diversification, the development of green energy, as well as the creation of a technology incubator and new industries”.

Thomas Stellmach took part in the opening of Arch Moscow 2021

Today Thomas Stellmach took part of the XXVI International Exhibition of Architecture and Design Arch Moscow 2021.

In a hybrid conversation (presence and zoom call) he exchanged points on the meaning of future mobility for urban development for Moscow.

Invited by Spectrum, TSPA shared the floor with participants from Arch Bureau «Strelka» (Russia), UN-Studio (Netherlands) and Atelier PRO (Netherlands).

TSPA comes back to Russia. Strogino River Embankment Design Competition

Strogino River Embankment Design Competition, organised by Moscow City Architecture Committee, is focused on developing the right bank of the River Moskva in the Strogino district.

TSPA, together with our partners WOWHAUS, was selected to take a part in the next competition round.

Strogino River Embankment Design Competition, organised by Moscow City Architecture Committee, is focused on developing the right bank of the River Moskva in the Strogino district.

We are excited to come back to Russia where we have developed really interesting projects in the past.

Moscow Forum – City: The Details

Our colleague Filippo Imberti is heading to Moscow to participate as a speaker at the business forum and exhibition City: The Details (Город:Детали) and jury member at the relevant competition.
The forum is organised by the Government of Moscow City and will become part of the government program My District.
Filippo will present TSPA approach and case studies on urban spaces transformations.
Check out our Twitter and Instagram pages for more insights during the event!

TSPA to host chancellor fellowship

TSPA today welcomed Alexandra Katasanova in Bonn at the reception of 2019’s grant winners of the German Chancellor Fellowship for tomorrow’s leaders.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation annually awards ten candidates each from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA to spend an research a year in Germany. TSPA will be one of the host organisation in 2019, and we look forward to work with Alexandra on building a platform for enabling cooperation in urban development in the coming year!

TSPA is a partner of the Moscow Urban Forum event

For the last 8 years, Moscow Urban Forum was gathering experts from various fields and countries to discuss the most prominent issues our cities are facing. Questions, such as what is a smart city, how cities can become even more inclusive and resilient, or how do we cope with digitalization in planning and everyday life?

In the summer of 2018, TSPA was invited to support MUF in the topic about “MEGAPOLIS OF THE FUTURE. NEW SPACE FOR LIVING”. We were honored to be the main partners of the event, among internationally recognized organizations like OECD and PWC.

Additionally to the partner role, TSPA participated in the round table discussion about successful urban and real estate development practices.

To learn more about the event, see the link below:
https://mosurbanforum.com/archive/2018/

 

or visit the link to watch the panel session:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMOOCMqTO68

City of Ufa to host workshop “Instruments for Sustainable Urban Development” with TSPA

TSPA has been invited by the city of Ufa in Russia to facilitate a workshop on Instruments for Sustainable Urban Development from 2 to 3 December 2016. Expected participants are representatives of the municipal planning departments and urbanists from Yekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Kazan, Saint Petersburg, Moscow, and Ufa.

The objectives of the two day work session are the:

  • Development of common positions on fundamental issues of spatial development of Russian cities (goals, objectives, values and possible contours of development projects)
  • Consolidation of community and the search for potential leaders for breakthrough projects
    Anticipating the future of urban planning, define the roles of each stakeholder
  • Release of an action paper with next steps towards better planning instruments, policies, and potential pilot projects.

We will work towards than in four work session with focus on
Urban form, Planning process, Legal instruments, and
Financial instruments.

A Masterplan won’t solve anything

Russian cities usually have a functioning city administration, often a strong civil society, and s strong framework of urban regulations. Yet, when we look at the current state of the urban environment, they are very much the opposite of an attractive, liveable city.

Thomas of TSPA and Anton Shatalov of Proektdevelopment, a young innovative office which forms part of the fledgling Siberian urban design scene, explore this question using Krasnoyarsk as an example. The conversation was hosted by gorodprima. Read the full dialogue (in Russian) here: “A Masterplan won’t solve anything“.

TSPA at Krasnoyarsk Conference in Moscow Urban Forum

Krasnoyarsk is the easternmost city in Russia with a population of over one million. Being the economic center of a giant multinational and multicultural region that covers a land area eight times larger than Germany – but with a population of only 3 million – the city faces spatial, cultural and economic challenges which require an overhaul its urban development strategies. Krasnoyarsk will also host the Universiade in 2017, which will serve as a catalyst for urban renewal.

Consequently, Moscow Urban Forum organised a conference in Krasnoyarsk “Cities and territories tomorrow: Tools for positive change” to discuss how Krasnoyarsk’s transformation can be enabled in the coming decades.

Thomas Stellmach, director of TSPA, was invited as foreign expert together with Markus Appenzeller of MLA+ to discuss potential approaches for change together with Russian colleagues and experts.