Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Moussavi and McAslan named on Moscow shortlist

  • Comment

Two UK practices have made the shortlist for a major museum scheme in Moscow

John McAslan and Partners is among the finalists for the Museum and Educational Centre of the Polytechnic Museum and Lomonosov Moscow State University.

The firm is bidding in partnership with local firm Project Meganom.

London-based Farshid Moussavi Architecture also made the cut, teamed with Russian practice Rozhdestvenka Architectural Bureau.

The British pair face stiff competition from Dutch firm Mecanoo; Italian practice Massimilliano Fuksas; 3XN from Denmark; and US-based Leeser Architecture. All finalists have local partners.

The six teams will present concepts for the Museum and Educational Centre in February 2013, and a winner will be announced in March.

The shortlist in full:

  • John McAslan & Partners (UK) with Project Meganom (Russia)
  • Mecanoo (Netherlands) and TPO Rezerve (Russia)
  • Farshid Moussavi Architecture (UK) and Architectural bureau Rozhdestvenka (Russia)
  • Massimiliano Fuksas (Italy) and Speech (Russia)
  • 3XN (Denmark) and Asadov Architectural Studio (Russia)
  • Leeser Architecture (USA) and ABD Architects (Russia)

The Polytechnic Museum in Moscow is one of the oldest and largest science and technology museums in the world.

The new Museum and Educational Centre is planned to exhibit scientific and technical achievements, with completion expected by 2018.

Aidan Potter, director at John McAslan + Partners, told AJ: ‘We are delighted to be selected for the prestigious Moscow Polytechnic Museum Competition with our collegues from Project Meganom and Buro Happold.

‘We believe the project demands a design response rooted in concerns for the environment, education and architecture through the language of science and we are sure it will add to Moscow’s continuous renaissance as a world city.’

Moscow is an exciting place for architects at the moment, with the Russian Federation Council planning to more than double the size of the city.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.