i-land. Scientific Towns and Cities / Russian Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale 2012

i-land at Russian Pavilion is the second half of Russia’s contribution to the 13th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy. While the i-city part has a look into the future with the presentation of the innovation city Skolkovo, i-land allows the visitors to have a look at the secret science cities of the Cold War, the so-called Naukograds.

At this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale the Russian pavilion presents the innovation city (or i-city) Skolkovo. Skolkovo is one of the largest Russian projects of today. Many international architects such as David Chipperfield Architects, SANAA, and Herzog & de Meuron are involved in the project. The aim of the project is to combine science and modern technologies with human life.

Venice Architecture Biennale 2012: Common Ground. 13th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Russian Pavilion at the Giardini, August 29, 2012.

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