OMA’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art offers the simultaneous reimagination and preservation of the 1968 Vremena Goda Pavilion, a Soviet canteen in Moscow’s Gorky Park. Translated as Seasons of the Year, architect Igor Vinogradsky’s Vremena Goda had been languishing in dereliction since the 1990’s, until it was recently designated as the new home for Garage, and the centre of Moscow’s latest cultural precinct.
Category: Extention/ redesign
A new visible landmark in the skyline of downtown Manhattan.
The use of wood in multi-storey buildings is an art form almost completely buried a hundred years ago. Reinforced concrete structures became the norm worldwide. In recent years, however, the sustainability debate has brought a renaissance to wood and an interest in large, urban, wooden structures has awakened. Shigeru Ban, well-known for his use of paper and paperboard, has built an office building in Zurich made entirely of wood, or to be more precise 2,000 m3 of Austrian spruce.