Garage Center for Contemporary Culture is proud to present plans for a new architectural project in Gorky Park and to announce its summer exhibition and education programs.
Garage’s exhibition program for 2012 and 2013 will take place in a temporary pavilion designed by internationally acclaimed architect Shigeru Ban and situated on the park’s Pionersky Pond.
Shigeru Ban is famous for his innovative use of raw materials, including paper and cardboard, and his use of eco-friendly building materials. His design for Garage's new space uses locally produced paper tubes to create an oval wall, which will be 6 meters high. The total area of the pavilion will be 2,400 square meters, and it will be open to the public in early autumn of 2012.
“I was interested in working in Russia first and foremost because of Russia’s culture, architecture, music and art and due to its geographic connections with Japan,” stated Shigeru Ban. “Although Russia and Japan are neighbors, we have very different cultures. Garage is well-known in the international art community for its progressive projects. The construction of the temporary pavilion is both efficient to construct and affordable by using local materials produced in St. Petersburg.”
Dasha Zhukova added, “Garage’s move to Gorky Park is an exciting new stage in its development. There was never a doubt in our mind in the choice of architect for the construction of a temporary space. Shigeru Ban is known for his masterful construction of unique buildings in challenging circumstances, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to work with him in Gorky Park.”
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