Treivas Architecture Buro

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. Buildings of Soviet era are exhibited at vintage drafting tables and pads. Modern temporary structruses and utopian projects can be seen inside translucent boxes that are foating in space.

Copies of design sketches and illustrations of pavilions by Moscow’s renowned avant-garde architects were displayed alongside video material and interactive 3d models.

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