Firms stop work on projects in Russia in support of Ukraine

Over the past few days, many firms have made statements suspending work on Russian projects and others are cancelling work on projects and not taking on any future projects in Russia due to their invasion of Ukraine.

These firms include architects and landscape architects such as LDA Design, Zaha Hadid, OMA, MVRDV.

“The invasion of Ukraine means that everything has changed, and our work in Russia must come to a halt for the foreseeable future. We are not taking up prospects and we are stopping our involvement in all projects there.”

‘Light over Darkness’ LDA Design 2 March 2022

We stand in solidarity with all the people who are defying and protesting against this war, and we strongly condemn the violence. As architects and urbanists, we work in many countries to make a difference and we believe wholeheartedly in international dialogue and in peace. For this reason, we have immediately stopped our involvement in projects in Russia until further notice.

STATEMENT ON THE WAR IN UKRAINE – MVRDV 28 February 2022

Other firms and organisations are showing their support for Ukraine through statements or cancelling their involvement in Russia including BIG and Venice Biennale

As long as this situation persists, La Biennale rejects any form of collaboration with those who on the contrary have carried out or supported such a grievous act of aggression, and will therefore not accept the presence at any of its events of official delegations, institutions or persons tied in any capacity to the Russian government.

LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA ON THE UKRAINIAN PAVILION AT THE BIENNALE ARTE – 2 March 2022

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