The Moscow Architecture Biennale invites professional landscape architects from a selected number of Western European countries to participate in the Biennale by preparing an exhibitionpanel on a realized project for the design of a courtyard. The designs will be exhibited, show at a conference on urban courtyards and published on the Biennale website.

The aim is to show how landscape architecture can contribute to a better living environment and can offer an enormous variety - something that is desparately needed in the uniform Russian housing area's.

The aim is not only to show the work of foreign landscape architects, but also to bring Russian clients in contact with them. For Russia, landscape architecture as it is understood nowadays in Western Europe is still quite new, and foreign expertise is in high demand. This is why for reference purposes we will publish information on the projects and the firms involved on the Biennale website.

Production and costs

In order to make participation in the exhibition, the conference and on the website as simple as possible we send the participants templates that can be used to present the project.

We will take care of printing and mounting the panels and assembling the exhibition.

In order to cover basic costs we would like to ask you for a contribution of 150 Euro.

For more detailed information, please read the text below or go to the web-page deveoted to the exhibition. Here you can also download the templates.

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Information Courtyard Exhibition

THE BIENNALE, ARCH MOSCOW AND GARDEN FEST The 4th Moscow Architecture Biennale will take place from May 21 to May 25 2014This exhibition is organized in the framework of the Arch-Moscow. It's the most important event in the field of architecture in Russia that has been held every year since 1992. In five days, the exhibition attracts over 25.000 visitors – not only architects, but also developers and private clients. Since 2001, the exhibition also has a section devoted to landscape architecture named Garden Fest. Your project will be shown in this part of the exhibition.

Theme: Urban Blocks 

The theme of the Moscow Architecture Biennale is The Urban Block. New policies are aiming at replacing the practice of constructing high-rise pre-fab housing areas with an urbanism that is based on urban block structures. Essential for the urban block is the clear division between public space and the semi-private courtyard. The courtyard is not only used primarily by the inhabitants, they also are its collective owner. This is why the courtyard can serve as the catalyst for the emergence of communities that can replace the abstract collectivity of the Soviet period.

Participants

The exhibition is meant for projects for courtyards that have been realized within the last 10 years and designed by professional landscape architects (members of professional unions of landscape architects) from the following countries: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Switzerland and Austria.

Projects will have to be screened by the curator (Bart Goldhoorn), who will judge if they fit to the concept of the exhibition and demonstrate sufficient artistic quality. Participants are very welcome to come to the exhibition and take part in a conference on landscape architecture in housing districts that will be held on May 22, 2014. If you will inform us ahead of your visit we will let the conference participants and representatives of the press know about your presence.

Exhibition panel

Included you find a template for the exhibition panel. The templates is in InDesign. In case you do not have this program the pfd file can be used as a model. Fonts used in the templates are Franklin Gothic Book and Franklin Gothic Medium. Texts in Times are used in case it concerns the descriptions of the content of images. In case captions are placed in images text colour can be black or white depending on the colour of the photograph Please note that all images on the right side of the Google earth map can be any size as long as they adhere to the design grid. One image should be printed over the full height of the panel. This image will be the reference image of the project and should also be used for the website and slide.

Your panel will be printed in Moscow and mounted in an aluminum frame. The frames will be shown in the Garden Fest exhibition right next to the exhibition entrance.

Slide template

Please use the template to prepare the slide for the slideshow. Font used in the template is Franklin Gothic Medium. Depending on the image colour you can use black or white for the text. Save it as a pdf image and send it to Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.

Website

For the website reference page you are asked to

- send the reference image you use on your panel and slide (landscape, not larger then 1 MB)

- to fill out the following data (please replace text with your data): Name of the office, Address, City, Country, Telephone number: +XX XXXXXXXXX, email address, website

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Deadlines

You select a project and send a few images by email to Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken. in order to be sure that the project fits the theme.

Deadline: 28/04/2014

After receiving a confirmation from the curator you can prepare your material on the basis of the templates:

1. a panel of 251,6 x 59,7 cm (horizontal) 2. a slide with text for the conference 3. information for the website

Deadline: 01/05/2014

You receive an invoice and pay before the start of the exhibition.

Please note that the invoice will be sent by our partners ASVOVA B.V. in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Links

[1] http://www.moscowgardenfest.ru/en/courtyards.html

[2] http://2014.moscowarchbiennale.ru/en/entrada.html

[3] http://www.archmoscow.ru/eng/about.html

[4] http://www.moscowgardenfest.ru/en/about.html