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Sergei Tchoban, Sergey Kuznetsov, SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov, Moscow, Russia.
Project team
Philipp Bauer, Nadja Fedorova, Katja Fuks, Ulrike Graefenhain, Dirk Kollendt.
Construction Manager.- Nps tchoban voss GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin, Germany.
Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing.
Gross floor area.- 498 sqm.
Works.- 2009-2011. Completion.- May 2013.

Sergei Tchoban

Sergei Tchoban is an internationally active German architect. He is managing partner of TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten and head of the Berlin office. Tchoban studied architecture at the Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg. He has lived in Germany since 1991 and has held German citizenship since 1995. After starting at NPS Nietz - Prasch - Sigl in Hamburg in 1992, Tchoban became managing partner of the architectural office now known as TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten in 1995. In 2009, the Tchoban Foundation was established, which is based in the Museum for Architectural Drawing built for this purpose in 2013.

Numerous residential and office buildings, hotels, cultural buildings and revitalisation projects have been created according to his designs and plans, including EDGE Suedkreuz Berlin, Germany's largest office ensemble in sustainable timber hybrid construction, the Berlin Apple store Rosenthaler Strasse, as well as the revitalisation of the Ernst-Reuter-Platz 6 office building and numerous buildings as part of the master planning for Berlin's Osthafen.

In 2020, Tchoban was president of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators ASAI. His architectural drawings have been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries worldwide and are in the collections of international museums, archives as well as in private collections. In 2018, Sergei Tchoban was awarded the European Prize for Architecture by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design for his lifework.

Sergei Tchoban is member of the Bund Deutscher Architektinnen und Architekten BDA (Association of German Architects) and the chambers of architects in Hamburg and Berlin.

Sergey Kuznetsov

Sergey Kuznetsov. (Russian: Серге́й Оле́гович Кузнецо́в), born 25 July 1977, Moscow. He study in Moscow Architectural Institute, Department of Residential and Public Buildings, Diploma in Architecture, 1995–2001. Moscow architect Sergey Kuznetsov was the partner and the Chief Executive Officer of the architecture workshop “S.P.Project” since 2003. It was one of first Moscow architecture bureau specializing in the creating of three-dimensional graphics along with designing of buildings and complexes of various degree of complexity. In 2006 the architecture workshop “S.P.Project” under the direction of Sergey Kuznetsov entered into the association “SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov”. During existing of the bureau by its designs were realized such projects as Office building on Leninsky prospect, Residential complex “Granatny, 6” or Residential complex “Grunewald”.

In 2010 Sergey Kuznetsov became the co-author of the project and design of exposition “Factory Russia” of the Russian pavilion in XII Architecture Biennale in Venice. In 2012 at the XIII Venice Architecture Biennale he was a co-curator and co-author of design of the exposition “i-city/i-land” of the Russian pavilion. In August 2012, Sergey Kuznetsov was appointed as the Chief Architect of Moscow, the First Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow. During Kuznetsov’s first year in office, over 20 competitions in urban planning projects were held, including several major international competitions that included the design of Zaryadye Park and the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA). Working closely with Moscow Mayor Sobyanin and the Moscow Government, on the initiative of Sergey Kuznetsov competitions have become regular practice in Moscow as an effective method of urban planning.

Kuznetsov is also the Chairman of the Architectural Council of Moscow – a standing collegial consultative body to the Moscow City Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning. The Council’s work is aimed at making the decisions on key urban projects widely open to the public.




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