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CANactions II 2009

Time: September 25, 2009 to September 26, 2009
Location: House of Architects
Street: B.Grynchenka, 7
City/Town: Kiev, Ukraine
Website or Map:…
Phone: +38 (097) 830 69 26
Event Type: presentations, competition, masterclass
Organized By: Zotov & Co
Latest Activity: Aug 10, 2009

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Event Description

CANactions – a field for communication and changing of ideas for young architects and students by presentation of architectural projects.

Main aim of the project - is to create new architectural community in Ukraine, which is orientated to contemporary architecture.

The results of CANactions will be published in ACC magazine (link), on the web-sites of “Architectural club” (link), AB "ZOTOV&CO" (,


Theme of CANactions 2009 is emergent design techniques.
This theme could include following architectural branches as Digital design, sustainable architecture and other sectors, which by the participants’ opinions, could be EMERGENT.???
Any architectural projects made earlier of specially for the CANactions’09 are allowed for submission.


All the projects will be submitted in two phases:
Phase 1 – selection of 10-15 participants of CANactions.
Project has to be sent by e-mail to: (__) in PDF (not less then 300 dpi, not more then 10 Mb).

Phase 2 –the CANactions participants prepare 15-20 min presentation of their projects (screen projector, microphone) and materials for the exhibition in House of Architect, Kyiv. The project has to be presented by author. -> exhibition is the first architecture biennale
Presentation requirements: file should be composed in PDF format on A0 sheets, placed horizontal (not more then 1 sheets). This file should contain sufficient amount of the presentation graphic material, including text explanation up to 300 words.
The raster images should have printing definition not less then 300 dpi. It’s recommended to avoid solid black fillings, because the projects will be printed on ink-jet printer.
The presentation requirements could be changed after phase 1 results.
The presentation materials should be made in Ukrainian (or Russian) and English. Verbal part can be presented in any language.

Tarek Naga, Naga Studio, Los Angeles / USA (I can contact him - he will do it for free)


DIA (Dessau Institute of Architecture), Germany gives a prize: certificate for the education for 1 (2) semesters of Master-program in DIA for students and young architects (up to 30 years) from Ukraine. The decision about the prize winners will be made by selection board.

Guests presentations

- Daniel da Rocha DIA /Germany/ (flights, accommodation?). Theme: (scripting???)
- Aleksandr Kalachev DIA /Riussian Federation/, Tudor Cosmatu DIA /Romania/, Irina Bogdan DIA /Romania/ - "Parametrically Defined Urban Patterns".
- Grygorii Zotov DIA /Ukraine/ - “The Multicultural Columbarium”.
- Armen Menendian /USA/ - "Blending Parametric Methods With Traditional Design:
"The Danish Pavilion at Shanghai EXPO 2010".

1. Projects of 10 (15) CANactions participants
2. other projects: Zotov+Co
Bollinger+Grohmann - structural eng.
the very many
C-Space Pavillon / alvin huang
ala _ amanda levete studio
student work, Charles Walker, AA Unit Pavillon

Event schedule
Phase 1: 01.07.2009 – start of the CANactions 2009 and beginning of projects submission.
16.08.2009 - dead-line of the project submission of phase 1.
Phase 2: 17.08.2009 – announcement of the CANactions 2009 participants.
30.08.2009 – dead-line of submission of the CANactions 2009 exhibition materials.
14-26.09.2009 – exhibition of the CANactions 2009 projects in House of Architect, Kyiv.
25-26.09.2009 – CANactions 2009.
26.09.2009 - finnissage / announcement of competition winners for DIA study


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