#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The world’s most famous website about architecture and design, ArchDaily, included the museum project of the architects consortium from the capital, led by Ilya Mukosey, in the list of the eight best.
The project of the future Arctic Museum of Modern Art (AMMA) was approved in June by the City Planning Council in Norilsk. A team of leading Russian architectural bureaus worked on its development: Mukosey, NOWODAYS office and CITIZENSTUDIO.
The new museum will be located in the former House of Trade. In order to transform the building and create additional space, the authors decided that the structure should grow through its frame. This technique also makes it possible to preserve one of the few examples of Soviet modernism in the northern city.
The new museum will consist of three spaces. The first floor was conceived as a public area – a covered city square. The second one was given to the designers for open storage and temporary exhibitions. The main exhibition space in the new museum will be a new vertical building.
According to the project, in the preserved windows of the old building, landscaping with bright illumination so characteristic of Norilsk residents will appear. The new part will be lined with metal panels glowing at night. And on the facade signs will be lit: AMMA and The House Speaks.
At the June presentation of the project, the Nornickel’s senior vice president Larisa Zelkova noted that it is impossible to turn Norilsk into the city of the future without a serious and significant cultural context:
“Such bright, modern public spaces as the Arctic Museum of Contemporary Art should create it”.
AMMA should be not only the northernmost museum of contemporary art in the world, but also a place where everyone wants to go.
Text: Valentina Vachayeva, Photo: archdaily.com