Moscow and Kolomna, Russia

Kolomna: Urban Reconstruction challenge in Ancient Russian Town Context | Winter School

when 6 February 2020 - 20 February 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 600

Ancient Russian town of Kolomna has a prominent medieval history from XII to XVII centuries. Kolomna has a ‘full set’ of the Russian historical town monuments including red-brick medieval fortress – Kremlin, churches, monasteries on the banks of two rivers, rich merchant family’s mansions as well constructivist era workers settlements and public buildings – all mixed together in relatively low-density small-scale urban landscape.

Winter school program will start with a two-day fieldtrip to study Kolomna urban fabric and particular sites, meet local historical heritage activists and local communities. Main design goal will be focused on interdisciplinary approach on urban revival cases found in Kolomna.

Students can also start intensive Russian course without any prior knowledge of language or can improve their Russian proficiency.

Course leader

Dr. Nikolai Vassiliev, MGSU Architecture Chair Assistant Professor, DOCOMOMO Russia Secretary General
Dr. Elena Zaykova, MGSU Urban Planning Chair Assistant Professor
Ivan Saltykov, MGSU Architecture Chair Senior Lecturer
Natalia Pushkina, MGS

Target group

Students and graduates of Architecture, Urban Planning, Civil Engineering and related studies.

Course aim

Winter school will be focused on interdisciplinary design goal featuring historical landscape, industrial architecture site renovation, public and residential housing integration. Main design goal will be focused on interdisciplinary approach on urban revival cases found in Kolomna.

Credits info

4 EC
Upon successful completion of summer course students will be awarded with 3 ECTS credits and 1 additional ECTS credit for completion of Russian language course.

Fee info

EUR 600: Participation fee includes:
- Accommodation in MGSU dormitories (2 persons per room)
- Tuition (Russian language course included)
- Overnight stay in Kolomna hostel (3 persons per room)
- Cultural program visits.
- Internet access in MGSU