From November 18 till 22 the lecture hall of the PRO ARTE Foundation hosted the Green Architecture master class dedicated to the concept of a green, sustainable architecture that obtained a wide circulation in Europe and is being most successfully implemented in Denmark.
The master class was supervised by the Danish experts on sustainable architecture - Victoria Diemer Bennetzen and Hiroshi Kato, co-founders of KATOxVictoria architectural studio (Copenhagen, Denmark), and Valeriy Anatolyevich Nefedov, architect, Doctor of Architecture and professor of Urban Planning Department at St Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering.
The master class was attended by 22 senior students from three universities (St Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Ilya Repin St Petersburg State Academic University of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Architecture, and Shtiglitz St Petersburg State Academy of Art and Design)
The aim of the master class is to broaden the notion of Russia's young architects about possibilities of use of modern architecture, resource-saving technologies and alternative power sources in Northern climate conditions. The focus has been made on adopting the Nordic countries experience in St Petersburg.
The aim of the master class was to design the drafts of four types of public and residential buildings using the "green" technologies. The participants were split into four groups, and each group was given a task in five days to come up with novel ideas about how to organize architectural spaces of a residence building, recreation centre, bank and hotel as logical extension of the environment that would be as friendly to it as possible.
The activities of the master class were conducted in the English language without interpretation.
The master class was organized by the St. Petersburg PRO ARTE Foundation for Culture and Arts with the support from the Danish Cultural Institute as a part of the Project “Listening to Architecture. Composing Spaces. Baltic Network of Design, Architecture and Music” supported by European Union
Event type: workshop
Activity Type : Architecture
Students only: Yes
Project: LISTENING TO ARCHITECTURE, COMPOSING SPACES (2011 - 2013)