International Summer School “Build Your Future” offers diverse experience for participants interested in architecture and urban planning of Moscow, as well as expertise in modern sustainable engineering practices in Russia. Second part of the summer school opens an opportunity for participants to learn Russian language and, of course, enjoy Great city of Moscow.
Our summer school includes three modules: “Russian language" module for all participants and one module of choice - "Architecture & urbanism" or "Sustainable engineering". All modules are taught in English. Upon succesful completion, participants of the Summer School will be awarded with 2 ECTS credits.
Module "Russian language"
Students can start intensive Russian courses without any prior knowledge of language or can improve their Russian proficiency.
The course aims to improve listening, reading, writing and speaking skills, practice and expand students’ vocabulary and knowledge of grammar and phonetics
Module will focus on:
· Russian speaking and listening
· Russian Communication Skills
· Russian for Academic Purposes.
Special language program is offered to students who are native speakers of Russian or other Slavic languages.
Module "Architecture & urbanism"
Module "Sustainable engineering"
Moscow is one of the biggest megacities in the world. It is a huge & complicated structure, composed of different layers including transport, public, residential & industrial zones, recreational areas, water bodies and so on. Their interaction in addition to social & economic aspects makes the city work. The points of the layers intersection provide a lot of possibilities to develop the city environment, but at the same time this complexity becomes the source of additional difficulties.
Summer school in Moscow offers to conduct the unique survey on the relevant problems of the contemporary capital city.
It is possible to get involved into one of three main topics:
1. Resources & reserves (an analysis & estimation of urban intensification, reserves usage inside the existing borders against the expanding city policy & exploiting of the free space as a resource);
2. Heritage (an analysis of the city centre architectural environment, existing historical development, an estimation of its consistency & potential, proposal of promotion & evolution strategies);
3. Commuter belt (an analysis & estimation of possible development strategies of peripheral commuter districts, new qualities of the microdistrict urban environment).
In addition to the general program summer school provides various lecture & excursion activities: contemporary architecture of Moscow, moscow art nouveau architecture, architecture of Russian contructivism in Moscow, religious architecture of Moscow, Russian art of the 20th century, city palaces of Moscow, the history & evolution of Moscow masterplan, the problems of the historical heritage in contemporary city.
The module is maintained by experienced lecturers, practicing architects & urban planners. The main course objective is to show the relation between the city structure and the possible quality of its environment, to generate fresh ideas on the city potential revelation.
Russia’s approach to sustainable engineering comes from its unique social, economic and geographic conditions as a country with rapidly developing cities with contrasting climate.
MGSU comprises the best practices in green construction, energy efficient solutions and smart resources management.
During the module you will be able to familiarize yourself with sustainable engineering paradigm in Russia and to work on interesting tasks to create green, smart, and energy efficient solutions for construction industry. You will have an opportunity to visit unique facilities, and see an actual implementation of different technologies for rational use of resources and energy saving with region specific approach.
The module includes four main topics:
1. Energy efficient technologies on the scale from single household to megacities (resource saving trends, indoor resource conservation tools and equipment; production, consumption and energy savings in Russia; thermal performance of buildings; home energy audit; comfortable environment in the house; heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; energy efficient technologies for water conservation and reuse);
2. BIM-technologies for design of engineering facilities.
3. Modern materials for sustainable engineering facilities.
The participants of Summer school will be divided into several groups to create concept of ideal house of the future – saving money, resources and energy, comfortable and easy operated.
In addition to the general program summer school provides excursion activities: plant of ventilation equipment, water / wastewater treatment plant visiting, training ground of energy-efficient technologies.