Sergei Tchoban. Having got the architecture education in Saint Petersburg Sergei Tchoban successfully works in Germany since the beginning of 1990s. Since 1995 he has been running the Berlin office of bureau “nps tchoban voss”. Such significant buildings of Berlin as the cinema “Kubiks”, the gallery “Arndt”, complex “AquaDom”, synagogue in Muenstersche strasse and many other buildings and complexes in Berlin and other cities of Germany were realized upon his projects. In parallel with his work in Germany S. Tchoban has been actively designing in Russia since 2003. In 2006 through the merger with the bureau S. P. Project together with Sergey Kuznetsov co-founded the SPEECH architectural office and became its managing partner. In 2008, together with Sergey Kuznetsov he established the architectural magazine speech :. In 2009 he founded the Tchoban Foundation - Museum for Architectural Drawing.
Tchoban was the curator of the Russian pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture two times: in 2010 he curated the project “Russia Factory” (together with Sergey Kuznetsov, Pavel Khoroshilov, Grigory Revzin), in 2012 – the project “i-city/i-land” (together with the commissary of the pavilion Grigory Revzin, co-curator Sergey Kuznetsov and Valery Kashirina), which was awarded with a Special Mention – the first time that Russia won an award at the Architectural Biennale. In 2013-2014, he headed a graduate studio at the Moscow School of Architecture. Since 2011 Sergei Tchoban has been a member of the City Planning Council of the Skolkovo Foundation. Since 2013 he has been a member of the Architectural Council of the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of the City of Moscow.
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.