22 November 2017
MUF at the Exhibition Russia Focused on the Future
MUF at the Exhibition Russia Focused on the Future

The exhibition "Russia Focused on the Future" finishes on 22 November. It comprises modern multimedia and interactive media demonstrations spread out over an area of 4,000 square metres, highlighting the intellectual, economic and scientific potential of the country.

The Russia Focused on the Future exhibition comes to an end at the Manezh Exhibition Hall. The Urbanistics Hall, managed by Moscow Urban Forum, played host to the capital's main urban development projects, namely the eagerly awaited Dream Island Park, Zaryadye Park, reconstruction of VDNH, Luzhniki, and others.

During his visit to the exposition, Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin about a new project — a suburban railway through-route for Moscow, following the example of the Moscow Central Circle (MCC). In turn, Petr Kudryavtsev, Head of the Committee on Urban Development, Architecture and Construction of the Civic Chamber of Moscow, presented the Moscow Metro development project to the President, calling it one of the largest.

Muscovites and guests of the city had the chance to take a virtual tour of the metropolis of the future in the Urbanistics Hall. Screens depicted various areas of life in the city that are expected to change in the near future: urban planning, transport, nature management, housing and communal services, social activities, safety, and others. Future projects which experts consider promising include the creation of a digital city model (BIM, 5D-BIM), modular construction, as well as 3D printing of buildings and structures, the introduction of unmanned vehicles, intelligent parking, intelligent systems of city life support, and others.

"Due to the inevitable agglomeration of processes and the annual growth of the urban population, urban planning for the metropolis of the future is faced with constant challenges, such as the growing need for housing, transport and social infrastructure. At the same time, the swift rate of development and introduction of new technologies allows these challenges to be addressed in a timely manner, as well as projects to be implemented that ensure these challenges are overcome. This is precisely what the Urbanistics Hall of the exhibition is dedicated to", says MUF Director Denis Boykov.