“Balancing Pavilion”


• Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow
• National Center of Contemporary Art (NCCA)
Project Russia magazine

Type: open, international

Languages: English, Russian

Eligibility: Architects, artists, engineers, interdisciplinary groups

Fee: None

Location: Vyksa (Nizhny Novgorod area), Russia


Registration deadline – 22 March 2013
Project submission deadline – 30 March 2013

Budget: Approximately 20,000 Euros for realization of the project


1st prize: 60,000 roubles (approximately 1,500 Euros)


Odile Decq – architect, winner of the “Golden Lion” for the contribution to world architecture (Architectural Biennale in Venice, 1996).
Dmitry Alexeev architect, artist, founder and director of architectural bureau «SSSR», curator of «Art-Ovrag» festival.
Evgeny Asse architect, artist, founder and rector of architectural school MARCH.
Daniel Dendraarchitect and urbanist, founder of anOtherArchitect, Berlin.
Lorenzo Fernandez-Ordonez architect, professor at the Higher School of art and architecture of European university (Madrid).
Anna Gor director of Volga department of the National Center of contemporary art.
Konstantin Grouss choreographer, director and art director of the Art Project “ZERO Dance Gallery” and International Cultural Project «Art-Residence», curator of «Art-Ovrag» festival.
Irina Korobyina director of State Museum of Architecture named after Schusev, Moscow.
Alexei Kozyr’ architect, founder of «Alexei Kozyr’ Architectual studio».
Alexei Muratov architect, chief editor of the «Project Russia» magazine.
Irina Sedykh chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Charity Foundation «OMK-Uchastie».

Design Challenge:

“Under BALANCING PAVILION we understand the transformative, possibly mobile object which has one or several points of support, which can be installed in different locations throughout the city. This object can stand on the ground, but not on the base or the ribbon foundation; its part should be separated from the ground. In this case, we are giving maximum of freedom. The more original is the project, the better.

Function of the object – pavilion for exhibitions of contemporary art and holding the workshops. It has to be possible to use throughout the year, with period of service no less than 5 years.”


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