International competition for elaboration of architectural and urban planning concept of the development of the historic part of Kaliningrad city core

Noncommercial partnership ‘City-Planning Bureau ‘The Heart of the City’ under instructions of the Government of Kaliningrad region and in association with the administration of municipal entity ‘Urban district ‘The city of Kaliningrad’ announces an open International architectural and city-planning competitive tender for the Concept of area development in the historical center of Kaliningrad (Korolevskaya mountain and its locality)


As the first competition in a design series focused on Liepaja Seaside Park – a historically exclusive retreat area in Liepaja, Latvia – you are presented with an opportunity to express your vision for the revitalisation and further development of the ‘Bath House’, designed by Paul Max Berchi in 1902.


Rosatom, the Russian state atomic-energy corporation, and ARTPLAY Design Centre, assisted by ProjectNext Communications Agency, announce an open international creative competition to devise a corporate design concept for workspaces and public spaces. This competition is the first stage in a long-term project to modernize the overall look of plants in this sector – from the interior design of the science laboratories to the external appearance of the atomic power stations.

Results of the International Invited Competiton for the Architectural and Landscape Concept of the Museum of Street Art in St.Petersburg

On October 21 The State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, Project Baltia magazine and Laminated Plastics Factory (OAO Zavod Sloistykh Plastikov) summed up the results of the International Invited Competiton for the Architectural and Landscape Concept for the Museum of Street Art in St.Petersburg (shosse Revolutsiyi, 84).

Architecture Summer Camp in New Holland

In the frame of the Russia and Netherlands year and the Orange days of the Summer Festival, New Holland will host the Architecture Summer Camp curated by Paul Meurs and with the collaboration of Vladimir Frolov and Project Baltia.

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At a conference, taking place in Tallinn on April 21-22, architecture’s turn to nature and data will be explored from political and historical perspectives. Keynote speakers are Matthew Gandy and Douglas Spencer from the UK. The conference is organised by the
Faculty of Architecture, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia in cooperation with the Department of Geography, Cambridge University, UK. The event is open to the public.

The only foreigner to take part in the series of architecture talks entitled ‘Genius loci’ (organized by Project Baltia and the ‘Novaya Gollandiya: cultural urbanization’ project) was the Finnish theoretician Juhani Pallasmaa. Russian readers know Pallasmaa from his book ‘The thinking hand. Existential and embodied wisdom in architecture’, which is now a bibliographical rarity. Here Marina Nikiforova talks to Finland’s principal architect-thinker.