In 1984 Mikhail Filippov won Style 2001, the international competition held by A+U and JA magazines. His project for this competition simultaneously served as a manifesto for Classical architecture. 30 years later, it may be said that Filippov has realized this manifesto by building Gorki Gorod in Sochi. Other projects designed by Filippov include the Roman House, the Italian district, and the Marshal residential complex, all in Moscow, which together add up to 750,000 square meters in the Classical style. Just as Filippov’s victory in Style 2001was a victory for Russian architecture in the international arena, so today Gorki Gorod may be called the main success of this year’s Olympics.
Gold medal for architecture