Markus Appenzeller joined round table at today’s Moscow Urban Forum,  session: Housing renovation projects. The politics of urban renewal.


In 2017, the Moscow authorities launched a renovation programme — redeveloping the old housing stock with a new one that meets modern standards. A year later, the city authorities started a full-scale implementation of the project – 2018 saw the launch of construction of 61 houses.

The launch of the programme raised practical questions for the city administration – how to determine the number of storeys of the new houses, how to carry out the resettlement of residents, how to provide new neighborhoods with social infrastructure and green areas.

During the session, the Moscow authorities will present the first results of the renovation programme and discuss how to coordinate the launch and delivery of similar mega-projects in the housing sector with experts.


In Russia, MLA+ has designed projects in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, and Perm, and also compiled the report on the Russian architectural market in collaboration with the Dutch Creative Industries Fund in 2016.

MLA+ projects consistently win awards and prizes, the projects “I’m Moscow” (for PSN Group) and “Ligovsky City” (St. Petersburg) won several European Property Awards in 2017, and the Beregovoy residential project in Moscow’s Fili region won a 2017 RREF award. Also in 2017, MLA+ won an open international architectural competition held by the Architecture Committee of Moscow and A101 Group. 


– is the largest international congress on the development challenges of global megacities. The Forum has been held annually since 2011.