BOOM exhibited in Moscow [RU]
At this moment work of BOOM Landscape is exhibited at the museum of Architecture in Moscow. According to the Museum website, ‘The exhibition is dedicated to contemporary landscape architecture in the Netherlands and presents innovative solutions for the development of complex natural environments….
…Over a third of the territory of the Netherlands lies below sea level, and the Dutch have engaged for centuries in a “battle” with the water for the land. Engineers and architects recovered “polders” from the sea. On these highly fertile areas of land hydrotechnical installations are built, and water never ceases to attempt to reclaim the land. Severe flooding in 1916 and in 1953 presented architects with new problems. Between 1950 and 1997, they carried out the Deltawerken project, creating a system of dams, locks, and storm barriers. Yet after the ambitious plan of the 1970s to “straighten” the riverbeds, the implementation of which ended a series of floods, the strategy of the Dutch landscape architects in their relationship with water underwent a radical change: moving away from their former “battle” with nature, they decided to begin a dialogue with it.”
The exhibition will take place at the Museum of Architecture in Moscow from 15 May-29 June 2014. The opening ceremony will be in the annex Ruin. Other Dutch offices on the exposition are HOSPER, H+N+S, Van Paridon x De Groot and OKRA. The curators of the exhibition are: Elena Oranskaia and Eva Radionova.