kubota & bachmann proposes russian character cultural center kubota & bachmann proposes russian character cultural center
jun 07, 2014

kubota & bachmann proposes russian character cultural center

kubota & bachmann proposes russian character cultural center
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for their shortlisted entry to the ‘russian character’ competition for a culture and education center in moscow, russia, kubota & bachmann architects have proposed a building distinguished by an envelope of repeating triangular frames. the intention was to design a structure which exemplifies the nature of russian architecture. the scheme suggests a logical and efficient rectangular volume, with dynamic visual and physical connections between the interior and exterior which produce increased social activity and use. 

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a triangular patterning wraps the building’s exterior
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the triangular frames allow for a clear transmission of structural forces, and reduces the weight of the building, and in turn lessens costs. the external patterning confuses the structure’s scale, and provides an abstract and formally clear reference to the country’s history and traditions.

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the landscape and rooftop are treated with a variety of diverse gardens
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the external patterning confuses the structure’s scale
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the landscape is divided into a series of diverse smaller spaces including a square lawn, a mineral garden, an ornamental flower bed in bloom, a forested zone, a wooden deck, a vegetable plot, as well as a sculpture garden. these sections are separated by pedestrian paths of different sizes which link to the overall park. the landscape’s composition is continued on the roof, so as to minimize the building’s presence when viewed from the neighboring towers.

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large glass panels create an open visual connection to the exterior
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triangular patterning is translated to the interior surfaces
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project info:

 

project name: ‘russian character’ culture & education center
location: moscow, russia
client: morton group
type of competition: restricted international competition
program: multifunctional auditoriums,hall, exhibition space, library, cafe, mini-hotel, universal gym, fitness facilities, daycare center, store, museum, administration office
site area: 13,627 sqm
building area: 3,361 sqm
usable floor area: 3,733 sqm
gross floor area: 3,925 sqm
building volume: 32,195 m3
building height: 12 meters
total construction budget: €7 million euro
result (june 2014): finalist
competition entry submission: may, 15th 2014

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