April 12 through April 24, 2010
A.S Popov Central Museum of Communications, Saint Petersburg, Pochtamtskiy lane,  4 

Part of the "Window on the Netherlands” program. 



(*wordplay – “udachniy” in Russian means “good”, “well-executed”)

Opening on Monday,  April 12, 2010,  16.00


"PRO ARTE” Foundation with the support of

C: CA/ Contemporary Architecture Center

A.S Popov Central Museum of Communications

With the support:

Royal Netherlands Embassy in Moscow

Netherlands Consulate General in St. Petersburg 

Central Museum of Communications Atrium:

Curator - Irina Korobyina (Moscow)

“uDUTCNnaya architecture” project is an attempt to define why the contemporary architecture of the Netherlands is different from global mainstream, what makes it so special and admirable.

It is typical of Dutch architects to embrace a flexible yet comprehensive urban planning approach to design, denying a separate building the status of a one-of-a-kind object of intrinsic value, considering it, instead, to be yet another element of a interrelated system of urban components adding up to the entire architectural landscape of the whole country. 

Participants of this exhibitions are architects of the so called post-Koolhaas generation, whose works are emblematic of the new era in the history of Dutch architecture and it's new trademark of transparency and engaging the broad public in the design process. 

This exhibition was first held in Moscow within the Dutch Contemporary Architecture Festival in 2009, November 6 through November 2009. 

Participants: JHK Architecten, KCAP, Mecanoo architecten, MVRDV, Neutelings Riedijk Architects, NEXT architects, NL Architects, ONL [Oosterhuis_Lenard], OTHOntwerpgroep Trude Hooykaas, Rene Van Zuuk Architecten, Rutger de Graaf, SeARCH, Soeters Van Eldonk architecten, VenhoevenCS, Waterstudio.NL,WEST 8

Concept and the realization by:

C: CA/ Contemporary Architecture Center

Royal Netherlands Embassy in Moscow

Under the patronage of:

The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

General partner:



Luzhniki Adevrtisment and Information Agency


General information partner:

Radio “Ekho Moskvy” in St. Petersburg

Information partners:

"Project Russia" Magazine

“Tatlin” Magazine

"Pod klyuch" Magazine

Internet partners:



Project staff:

Curator: Irina Korobyina

Director of the project in St. Petersburg: Elena Kolovskaya

Art- director: Sergey Sitar

Exhibition design: Ludi architects (St. Petersburg), 

Alexander Ryabskiy/ FAS(t) Architectural Group (Moscow)

Project managers: Svetlana Litvinenkova (St. Petersburg),  Nataliya Zhilina (Moscow)

Design: Alexander Menus (St. Petersburg), Alena Trepetova (Moscow) of

 Exhibition videos: Elena Lysakova

 Video-installations: MVRDV, Neutelings Riedijk Architects, NEXT architects, ONL [Oosterhuis_Lenard], WEST 8

Dance Palace on the European Embankment prtototype"

In 2009 St. Petersburg held a limited-entry architectural competition to select a design for the Dance Palace building - a new home for the Boris Eifman St. Petersburg Ballet. Submitted projects included works by Russian, Dutch, French and Norwegian architects; the project by the Dutch architectural bureau UN Studio being the winner. 

Dance Palace prtototype - courtesy of the European Embankment Project investor "Petersburg City" ltd. 


Tuesday, April 13, 2010 18:00


Dutch architectural school: external signs and the inner aspirations

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PRO ARTE Foundation (812) 233 05 53, www.proarte.ru

C: CA/ Contemporary Architecture Center

Netherlands Consulate General in St. Petersburg www.nlcg.spb.ru

Activity Type :  Architecture 

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