Russian Cultural Centre Paris

Russian Cultural Centre and Orthodox Worship Paris, Building, Project, Design, Image

Russian Cultural Centre + Orthodox Worship, Paris

Quai Branly / Avenue Rapp Building Project, France – design by Sade and Arch Group

24 Mar 2011

Russian Orthodox Center Paris

Sade and Arch Group selected as the contest winners

Russian Cultural Centre + Orthodox Worship, Paris

Sade (Manual Nunez Yanowsky / Miriam Teitelbaum) + Arch Group win this competition which had 444 entries.

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Other architects that entered for the competition include Wilmotte & Associated and Mosproekt 2 and Frédéric Borel & Associated.

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Russian Cultural Centre facilities include a church, lodgings, library and a public garden.

The Russian Orthodox Center is located in the 7E district.

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ПОЯСНИТЕЛЬНАЯ ЗАПИСКА:

1. Введение:

Православная культура и религия, основанные на духовных традициях, играют огромную роль в преодолении Россией сегодняшних сложностей и являются нравственным ориентиром для значительной части населения. Задача создания современного, позитивного и открытого образа православия следует из того, что знание православной культуры необходимо для понимания и взаимодействия с Россией. При этом Российская православная культура на сегодняшний день не очень значительно представлена в Европе. Создание православно-культурного центра в Европе позволит значительно укрепить международные связи, имеет огромную просветительскую и культурную значимость. Соединение традиций и современности в этом центре привлечет западных посетителей самых разных поколений, в т.ч. молодежь.

Russian Cultural Centre Paris – competition entry by Mikou Design Studio:

Russian Cultural Centre and Orthodox worship Paris

Quai Branly, Paris, France

Mikou Design Studio

The Paris Russian Spiritual and Cultural Centre was designed to visually and spatially express the symbolism involved in Russian culture and in Russian Orthodox worship, in the very specific urban setting of Quai Branly, Avenue Rapp, the River Seine and the Eiffel Tower.

We positioned the Cultural Centre in continuity with the Palais de l’Alma in a simple geometric figure turning around a large hardscaped internal square accessible from Avenue Rapp.

Its envelope in gilded wood and glass are in contrast with Paris stone while evoking the materials of Russian traditional icons. It is deployed along Avenue Rapp, alternating opacity and transparency, on the internal garden and on the church up to the tower that symbolically marks the entrance to the spiritual space. The orthodox church located in the middle of the plot, between the garden and the hardscaped square, is surrounded by a slightly elevated esplanade with large vertical panels in light-coloured alabaster that have an engraved relief traditional cross motif inherited from Russian spiritual culture.

Near the sky, this motif is perforated to create an impression of mirroring and lightness and also to allow a view of the metal facetted domes located on the church’s eastward-facing central axis of prayer and on the altar chapels.

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Russian Cultural Centre and Orthodox Worship – Building Information

Architect: Mikou Design Studio
Client: City of Paris and Russian Ministry
Programme: Russian Cultural Centre and Orthodox worship exhibition space, meeting rooms, cafeteria, documentation center and administration, interior garden
Budget: 17 M €
Surface: 11,000 sqm SHON
Location: Paris, Quai Branly
Date : competition 2011

Russian Cultural Centre and Orthodox Worship Paris images / information from Mikou Design Studio

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Location: Quai Branly, Paris, France




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