Temporary Structures in Gorky Park: From Melnikov to Ban

The exhibition is closely tied to its location — Gorky Park. It traces the history of temporary architecture on the park grounds, and the development of this typology during the Soviet Union, as well as the influence of avant-garde architects on temporary structures today.The limited lifespan of a building allows the architect the freedom to experiment with form and materials technologies and social constraints.The exhibition consisted of several sections, placed in chronological order but accessible at random. Copies of design sketches and illustrations of pavilions by Moscow’s renowned avant-garde architects were displayed alongside video material and interactive 3d models.

Architecture: Olga Treiwas, Vera Odyn,Asya Baranova, Anastasia Gomberg
Client: Contemporary Culture Center Garage
Curator:Yulia Aksenova, Andrey Miziano
Status: Completed
Location: Contemporary Culture Center Garage
Area: 800 m2
Year: 2012
Photography:Asya Baranova

  • Temporary architecture is generally small in scale lightweight in structure, intended for social activities such as hospitality and entertainment

  • The limited lifespan of a building the architect the freedom to experiment with form and materials technologies and social constraints

  • The exhibition displayed projects by renowned avant-garde architects such as Shchusev and Melnikov