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Garage Screen Cinema in Moscow

4 August 2020

Garage Screen Cinema Tent

Design: SNKH studio

Location: Moscow area, Russia

The new Garage Screen Cinema is unveiled in Moscow. The 2020 edition is designed by the Yerevan-based SNKH studio. The distinctive structure resembles an inverted Bedouin tent. The sense of lightness and mobility is achieved by an elaborate construction that required a precise calculation of the structural load carrying capacity of the outside framework. The influences behind the project span from constructivism to 1970’s projects, including works by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers.

Garage Screen Cinema Tent Moscow

These features determined the choice of the winning project in the second Garage museum of contemporary art competition for the design of a pop-up summer cinema.

Garage Screen Cinema Tent Moscow

Just as last year, the competition was operated by Strelka KB. Architects from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia were invited to present their visions. Out of the total of 136 submissions, the jury shortlisted 6 finalists. Every project underwent a technical evaluation, including an ecological feasibility study and an assessment of spatial, functional, structural, and engineering solutions.

Garage Screen Cinema Tent Moscow

‘The idea we had with Garage was to offer young architects the unique opportunity to make their visions come true. For that our special thanks go to Dmitry Konyakhin, head of Garage Engineering and Construction, along with the entire construction and engineering team. They have been behind every project from year to year, and the format is really dynamic: it takes only 6 months from the selection of the winning project to its launch. This year’s edition of the competition produced yet another elegant, comfortable and absolutely novel cinema that one wants to visit again and again. And this is what really matters,’ says Varvara Melnikova, CEO of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design and Strelka KB partner.

Garage Screen Cinema Tent Moscow

‘The new Garage Screen building is not instantly recognizable as a cinema, which is exciting and very relevant for today. For the first time in this century, cinemas of the whole world have been completely shut down for several months. In some countries they are still closed and no one knows when the crisis will be over and what happens to the film industry next. Cinemas might have to undergo a dramatic change and transform into something completely different. In this context, our attempt at reinvention of the design and the very existence mode of a cinema is a subtle way of working with a potential future scenario, utopian as it may be,’ observes Garage Screen curator Evgeny Gusyatinskiy

‘The competition offered a unique chance to design and build a structure like this, a rare opportunity even for the most successful and experienced architects. It was a huge leap for a small Yerevan-based studio to win such a high-profile competition. We are very happy with the result and we hope the public of Moscow comes to love it as well,’ says SNKH studio director Ashot Snkhchyan.

The competition winner was selected by an expert jury that included Garage co-founder Dasha Zhukova and director Anton Belov; Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design CEO and Strelka KB partner Varvara Melnikova; Garage Screen curator Evgeny Gusyatinskiy; head of Garage Engineering and Construction Dmitry Konyakzhin as well as external experts: studio FAS(t) co-founder Alexander Ryabskiy, FORM bureau partner Olga Treyvas, and a representative of SYNDICATE office, last year’s winners.

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Established in 2008 by Dasha Zhukova and Roman Abramovich, Garage is the first philanthropic institution in Russia aimed to advance contemporary art and culture. The Museum’s extensive program of exhibitions, events, education, research, and publishing reflects the current developments in Russian and international cultural debate, providing opportunities for open dialogue as well as production of new works and their critical interpretation.

Garage Screen was launched in 2012 to bring the best Russian and international fictions, documentaries, animations, experimental films and recent festival releases to the Russian audience. Screenings take place in the Garage Auditorium, and in the summer there is a pop-up cinema on Garage square in Gorky Park. The first open-air screenings took place on the Museum rooftop in 2016, followed up by the Garage Screen pop-up cinema in 2017.

Garage Screen Cinema Tent Moscow

Strelka KB is an urban consultancy with an experience of operating 35 national and international major competitions joined by 2500 professionals in architecture, urban planning, and landscape design from 50 countries. Most of the projects are completed or under construction. One of the competitions resulted in the creation of Zaryadye park which made it into TIME’s list of the World’s Greatest Places. These competitions are an opportunity for young professionals to implement large-scale projects. For instance, in 2015 the Yaroslavl-based Plan B studio took part in the renovation of Tverskaya street while the best proposal for Nike BOX Msk came from KOSMOS architects, a practice operating between Moscow, New York, and Switzerland.

Garage Screen Cinema Tent Moscow

Design: SNKH studio

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1 June 2021
Garage Screen summer cinema 2022
Garage Screen summer cinema 2022 Moscow
photo courtesy of architects office
Garage Screen summer cinema 2022
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art launch third open competition for the development of the architectural concept for Garage Screen summer cinema. The winning project will be built in 2022.

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