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Pushkinsky Cinema Moscow Competition
“Changing the Face” is an international “open ideas” competition aimed at inspiring architects, designers, builders, students… across borders to design a new face for an existing building, and think creatively about possible applications of DuPont materials and solutions in their projects. This year, the public eyes will turn to the “Pushkinsky theatre”, the well-known cinema hall located at Pushkin Square, in the very centre of Moscow, built in 1961 to host every year the Moscow International Film Festival.
Rossiya Theatre Competition Page: www.changingtheface.com
Deadline for Project Submission: 15 May 2011
8 Feb 2011
Moscow, 8 February 2011 – DuPont, in cooperation with Union of Russian Architects, Royal Institute of British Architects, YEM Building Information Center, Architizer and Karo Film, announces the sixth edition of an open ideas international competition:
“changing the face” – Pushkinsky cinema (now named the Rossiya Theatre)
PALACE OF MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The aim of the competition is to redesign the facade of the existing building – not to restore it to past glory but to create a landmark of the future.
Redesigning the Pushkinsky Cinema Hall is a chance to give this theater a design befitting its position at the center of Russia’s cultural life. It is also an opportunity to rethink how the theater engages with the public from its prominent position in Pushkin Square.
The “changing the face” competition aims at demonstrating that changing the facade of once great buildings is not a mere superficial change but it is a modification that can dramatically revitalize.
landmarks and change the dynamics of public space. The concept was first proposed in 2008 within a workshop dedicated to the Colosseum in Rome and was later developed in Bucharest, Prague, Zagreb and Athens. In every city, architects were asked to work on a controversial public building selected by DuPont in collaboration with local institutions.
The architects are asked to work in a creative way without prejudices and restraints, creating a new facade for the Pushkinsky cinema, incorporating modern architectural solutions in the original, historical built-up area.
The only condition set by the organizers is the use at least one of DuPont materials, from DuPont™ Corian® high-tech surface for exterior cladding to DuPont™ SentryGlas® and DuPont™ SentryGlas® Expressions™ interlayers for structural and decorative laminated glass, from DuPont™ Tyvek® advanced membranes for the building envelope to DuPont™ Alesta® architectural coatings and DuPont™ Teflon® architectural fabrics and surface protections for decorative coatings.
All the projects will be evaluated by an international Jury including: Andrey V. Bokov, Head of Union Of Russian Architects; Sergey A. Skuratov, architect ‘Sergey Skuratov Architects; Aleksey Uchitel, film director: Kerem Erginoğlu, architect ‘Erginoğlu&Çalışlar Architects; Corrado Tibaldi, architect, DuPont Building Innovations; Matthias Hollwich, architect, winner of “changing the face” in 2010; Marc Kushner, architect winner of “changing the face” in 2010.
Prizes: 1st – 10 000 Euros, 2nd – 5000 Euros, 3rd – 3000 Euros
Further information available at www.changingtheface.com
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Location:Pushkin Square, Moscow, Russia