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LIPMAN ARCHITECTS to design Garage Screen 2022 Summer Cinema with white gabion mesh
Russia Architecture News - Oct 14, 2021 - 12:58 1355 views
The 2022 summer pavilion, designed by LIPMAN ARCHITECTS, will be built on Garage Square in the spring of 2022. The project is made of a white-colored gabion mesh.
The walls of the cinema will function as a load-bearing frame covered with metal mesh on both sides, the space between which will be filled with plastic water bottles.
LIPMAN ARCHITCTS' proposal was selected from among 118 applications.
This design absorbs sound, allows air to pass through and refracts light. When the interior lighting is on, an unusual play of light is created in the pavilion thanks to the convex surface of the bottles.
"When we started work on the competition proposal we decided that our concept should be eco-friendly and that we should use recycled materials in the design of the pavilion," said Dmitry Lipman, founder of LIPMAN ARCHITECTS.
"Throughout the working process we reflected on the intersections that exist between architecture, cinema, and life, eventually coming to the conclusion that they are united by temporality, cyclicality, and unpredictability."
"That is how the idea of creating a bottle pavilion that looks more like an image or a mirage than a real-life structure emerged," Lipman added.
The jury comprised Garage director Anton Belov, director of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design and Strelka KB partner Varvara Melnikova, head of maintenance and construction at Garage Dmitry Konyakhin, Garage Screen curator Evgeny Gusyatinsky, founders of the 2019 competition winner snkh Ashot and Armine Snkhchyan, Head of Animation and Illustration at the Higher School of Economics and creator of graphic art and music videos Alexey Ryumin, and architectural historian and head of the project Moscow through the Eyes of an Engineer Ayrat Bagautdinov.
At night, the pavilion will reflect a shimmering façade that attracts visitors attention.
The studio's winning scheme was selected from six finalists, including Consortium BORUS ARCHITECTURE + Basko Bo Far (Krasnoyarsk), ludi_architects (St. Petersburg), KASARCHITECTS creative collective (Rostov-on-Don/Sukhum), AB 15 41 (Moscow) and GORA architecture bureau (Nizhny Novgorod).
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is a place where people, art, and ideas can create history. Founded in 2008 by Dasha Zhukova and Roman Abramovich, Garage is the first philanthropic institution in Russia to create a comprehensive public mandate for contemporary art.
Strelka KB is a leading Russian company offering strategic consulting services in the field of urban development. Since 2013, Strelka KB helps cities develop their spaces, economies, management and technologies based on the demands of their residents.
The competition accepted applicants from only Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan.
All images courtesy of LIPMAN ARCHITECTS.
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