Rising out our urban heritage #architecture #urban design #thinkdifferently


The cultural rich cities of the world are ones that still retain their history while showcasing the contemporary. Berlin, London and Paris, to name but a few, are urban places where you can experience development over the centuries.

However the demand for development to meet the rapidly changing needs of the 21st Century relies on viability of retaining our historic buildings. This is why we have profiled this Herzog & De Meuron residential project, which develops this former brewery in the heart of Moscow by adding a new structure on stilts.

The aim of the Badaevskiy Brewery project is to redevelop the six-hectares old factory area, between the Moscow River and the vector to Minsk, and to transform this famous but largely abandoned and dilapidated site into a vibrant destination point in central Moscow.

Herzog & De Meuron

Will Alsop, the British Architect, is also well known for this approach, creating a “new” site by standing his buildings high above the ground.

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The Architect

“Herzog & de Meuron have designed a wide range of projects from the small scale of a private home to the large scale of urban design. While many of their projects are highly recognized public facilities, such as stadiums and museums, they have also completed several distinguished private projects including apartment buildings, offices, and factories. Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron have been awarded numerous prizes including the Pritzker Architecture Prize (USA) in 2001, the RIBA Royal Gold Medal (UK) and the Praemium Imperiale (Japan), both in 2007. In 2014, Herzog & de Meuron were awarded the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) for 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.”

H&dM website