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Renzo Piano renovating Moscow power station into art gallery

Renzo Piano renovating Moscow ...
Visitors will be presented with a welcome area that features a sculptural garden and amenities including a library, bookshop, cafe, and auditorium
Visitors will be presented with a welcome area that features a sculptural garden and amenities including a library, bookshop, cafe, and auditorium
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Visitors will be presented with a welcome area that features a sculptural garden and amenities including a library, bookshop, cafe, and auditorium
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Visitors will be presented with a welcome area that features a sculptural garden and amenities including a library, bookshop, cafe, and auditorium
The main exhibition space will house the gallery areas, and be able to host exhibitions in various sizes
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The main exhibition space will house the gallery areas, and be able to host exhibitions in various sizes
Further details are lacking at this early stage, but some sustainable technology and design is slated for the project, including solar power and geothermal energy
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Further details are lacking at this early stage, but some sustainable technology and design is slated for the project, including solar power and geothermal energy
Located on the banks of the Moskva river in Moscow's Red October district, the GES2 power station site dates back to the early 1900s
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Located on the banks of the Moskva river in Moscow's Red October district, the GES2 power station site dates back to the early 1900s
In a nice touch, the power plant's original chimneys will also be maintained and used to promote natural ventilation within the gallery
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In a nice touch, the power plant's original chimneys will also be maintained and used to promote natural ventilation within the gallery
The project will reportedly be led by Antonio Belvedere, partner-director at Renzo Piano Building Workshop
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The project will reportedly be led by Antonio Belvedere, partner-director at Renzo Piano Building Workshop
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Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the eponymous firm of the Italian architect behind London's Shard building, is turning a large Moscow power station into an art space. Commissioned by the V-A-C Foundation, which promotes Russian contemporary art, the project is due to be completed by early 2019.

Located in the Red October district near the Moskva river on an island in Russia's capital, the GES2 power station dates back to the early 1900s and once provided electricity to the city. The project will involve restoring some design elements of the dilapidated power station and creating three new primary areas.

Visitors will be presented with a welcome area that features a sculptural garden and amenities including a library, bookshop, cafe, and auditorium. The main exhibition space will host exhibitions of various size. The educational sector, meanwhile, will contain V-A-C’s Curatorial Summer School, and courses and workshops on contemporary art.

The main exhibition space will house the gallery areas, and be able to host exhibitions in various sizes
The main exhibition space will house the gallery areas, and be able to host exhibitions in various sizes

Further design details are lacking at this early stage, but we do know that at least some sustainable technology is slated for the project, including solar power and geothermal energy. In a nice touch, the power plant's original chimneys will also be maintained and used to promote natural ventilation within the gallery.

Due for completion by early 2019, DesignBoom reports that the project will be led by Antonio Belvedere, partner-director at Renzo Piano Building Workshop.

Source: Renzo Piano Building Workshop via Arch Daily

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