Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Yekaterinburg recognized at Russian architecture forum

The city of Yekaterinburg recently received recognition at the international "Architecture 2012" festival in Moscow.

The event is organized by the Russian and the International Union of Architects. Experts say that the forum is the foremost authority in Russian architecture, Ekburg.ru reports.

The competition reviews the work of individual architects and the work of cities and regions in the country.

Michael Vyatkin, the chief of the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Regulation of Land Relations Administration of Yekaterinburg, said that previously these two categories have been separate in the competition, but this year they were combined.

This led to the capital of the Urals competing against other large cities in the country, regions, territories and also against federal cities, such as Moscow and St. Petersburg.

As a result, St. Petersburg won the gold diploma after presenting what Vyatkin called a very interesting presentation worthy of exposure. Yekaterinburg won recognition for "outstanding achievements in the field of architecture and urban planning," Ekburg.ru reports.

The theme of this year's exhibition was "New." All participants were encouraged to demonstrate the latest developments in the field of architecture and urban planning. The Urals exhibited a chronological collage of old buildings and modern buildings that embodied the future of the city. The demonstration reflected Yekaterinburg's growth and development.

The city presented different skyscrapers, from the Water Tower to "Vysotsky," the northernmost skyscraper in the world.

Many participants at the forum suggested Yekaterinburg as the host city for EXPO-2020, according to Ekburg.ru.