The work of Mei architects and planners is presented at the exhibition “Reuse, Redevelop and Design. How the Dutch Deal with Heritage” in Moscow, organized by the Agency for management and use of historical and cultural monuments (FSBUC AUIPIK) & The Dutch Embassy, with support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. Based on the book with the same title, by Paul Meurs and Marinke Steenhuis, many inspiring examples of succesful re-use will be shown, among them the Jobsveem warehouse by Mei.

Robert Winkel, founder of Mei architects and planners and expert in transforming listed monuments, will speak at the opening ceremony on Thursday September 20. The next day, Friday September 21, he will join the discussion night and present the Mei approach in designing with heritage.

Are you interested in visiting the opening ceremony or discussion? Please let us know by sending an email to We will be happy to add your name on the list of invitees!

You can visit this exhibition in the Russian Art Museum in Moscow from September 20 till November 30, 2018.


OPENING CEREMONY, Thursday September 20, 7.00 – 10.00 pm

7.30 – 8.00 pm.

Opening speeches by Dominique Kuрhling, Minister Plenipotentiary, The Dutch Embassy, Irina Kravetz, Head of FSBUC AUIPIK, Eva Radionova, Novascape (the Netherlands), Anastasia Smirnova, Partner, SVESMI; Program Director of Strelka Media Institute, Robert Winkel, Founder, Mei architects and planners, Oleg Ryzhkov, Director, Center for the Study, Preservation and Development of Historical and Cultural Territories, the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies

8.00 – 9.00 pm Visiting the exhibition

8.00 – 10.00 pm Hosting drinks


DISCUSSION, Friday September 21, 7.00 – 9.00 pm

“Working with monuments: the boundaries of the permissible”

The opening of the session and introductory statement by curator Eva Radionova (Novascape) and introductory remarks on the experience of the Netherlands by Sander Gelinck (General Manager, id&dn Agency, the Netherlands)


  • Ludmila Malkis, Founder, ARCHiPEOPLE


  • Sander Gelinck, General Manager, id&dn Agency (the Netherlands)
  • Alexander Poduskov, CEO, Director for Development and Loft Projects, KR Properties
  • Robert Winkel, Founder, Mei architects and planners (the Netherlandss)
  • Natalia Sidorova, Managing Partner, DNK agency