Moscow’s post-industrial Renaissance: turning factories into creative hubs

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A former chocolate factory promoting photography, a glass industrial plant redeveloped for open air festivals, summer pool parties and concerts and a brewery turned into a design center. 7 must-visit creative epicenters at the helm of Moscow’s Post industrial Renaissance.

The Moscow Metro Architecture & Design Map by Blue Crow Media highlights the busy underground marvels of the Russian capital

Moscow Metro Architecture & Design Map. Mayakovskaya Station by A. Dushkin et al, 1938 - © Alexey Narodizkiy for Blue Crow Media.

In Moscow, architecture lovers can explore the city’s different styles without walking up to the streets. The new Moscow Metro Architecture & Design Map guides visitors through some of the most stunning stations such as the baroque-esque Komsomolskaya the Avantgarde Krasnye Vorota and the futuristic Fonzinskaya.

Zaryadye Park brings tundra, steppe and Russian forests a stone’s throw from the Red Square and the Kremlin

Zaryadye Park - Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of Diller Scrfido + Renfro.

Zaryadye Park, Moscow’s first major new park in 50 years, features a “floating bridge” stretching over the city’s river and areas celebrating the natural landscapes and climates of Russia.

Expo 2017 in Astana

Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan, will show off with grand architecture and a sustainable message about Future Energies. The country will keep on with the flamboyant attitude on Russia and former Soviet nations at World Fairs. ArchiPanic met Moscow Chief Architect Sergei Kuznetsov to talk about how “Russianness” relates with contemporary issues.