Public Graduation Presentation by Alexey Boev

Friday 18 May 2018, 16:00 - 18:00 hrs.
Academy of Architecture
Waterlooplein 211-213
1011 PG Amsterdam

Alexey Boev recently graduated in the master's degree in Architecture with his graduation project Reopening democracy; in search for the new concept of Dutch parliament building. On Friday, May 18th is the public graduation presentation at the Academy of Architecture.

Reopening democracy. In search for the new concept of Dutch parliament building.
Politics defines many aspects of peoples lives, even when most of them are not directly involved in political processes and have no chance to do so. Main structure and functioning of the countries is shaped by political processes, and democracy became the way for non-politicians to influence their societies’ lives. Born 2500 years ago in Athens, nowadays democracy lost it’s original openness to people and architecture of parliament building – buildings for the main instrument of democracy - highly represent that.

The project represents an idea of how the architecture, that would address openness and accessibility of democratic processes, could look like, while still fulfilling important needs of contemporary society, as security. The project introduces an alternative proposal for Dutch parliament building in SchipholAirport, that would promote democracy, REOPEN it to broader audience, reflecting contemporary society, both local and global.

Graduation committee:  Laurens Jan ten Kate (mentor), Lada Hršak, Wouter Kroeze. Additional members for the exam: Jarrik Ouburg and Ira Koers.

Time and location
Friday 18 May, starting at 16:00, in the Hoge Zaal of the Academy of Architecture, Waterlooplein 213 in Amsterdam. Open access.