MVRDV Halts All of Its Projects in Russia "In Solidarity" With Ukraine | SURFACES REPORTER News Update

MVRDV Halts All of Its Projects in Russia "In Solidarity" With Ukraine | SURFACES REPORTER News Update

Dutch architecture and urban design studio MVRDV has taken a decision to stop all five of its projects in Russia, including its Red7 tower in Moscow, following the cruel invasion by the country in Ukraine. The firm sternly denounces the inhuman attack and violence that has erupted on European soil after Russia's gratuitous invasion of Ukraine. The firm also conveyed its solidarity with all the people "who are defying and protesting against this war." Read the complete report below at SURFACES REPORTER (SR):


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Rotterdam-based architecture practice also explained that the invasion, which started on 24 February, has hugely impacted its construction projects in both Ukraine and Russia.

Affecting Two Fold

The firm stated how this invasion has affected them two-fold. "As a practice, we are affected twofold. Our projects in Ukraine have sadly been put on hold by the atrocities."

"We have stopped our Russian projects, even though this means we have to stop collaborating with people we have known for years, and who are dedicated to bringing a more collaborative international outlook to Russia."

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Stopping All Of Its Projects in Russia

The firm was working on two Ukrainian projects- a private home in Kyiv and an urban master plan - that were directly stopped due to invasion. And hence the firm decided to stop all of its five current projects in Russia.

"As architects and urbanists, we work in many countries to make a difference and we believe wholeheartedly in international dialogue and in peace," expressed the studio in a statement. "For this reason, we have immediately stopped our involvement in projects in Russia until further notice."

In response to the invasion, the National Union of Architects of Ukraine called upon the International Union of Architects to expel the Union of Architects of Russia from the organisation.

"Until recently, we walked the streets that are now a war zone. Our heartfelt sympathy and thoughts are with the people of Ukraine. We are thinking about our friends, partners, and clients that are in danger at this moment.

"We support our colleagues who are worried about their country and their loved ones. Right after the start of the invasion, we began contacting our Ukrainian friends and partners in support and we try to remain in touch. They are brave and they are experiencing incredible hardship."


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