How can a contemporary art museum become a global beacon of contemporary art? How can it unite people? How can it add a valuable public space to the beautiful city of Moscow? How can the building promote art more than the building itself? How can it both create the perfect exhibition space and also contribute to the urban space and development in a generous and social way? We propose to elevate the exhibition space in one connected exhibition floor covering a large public art plaza underneath connecting all the public, social and functional parts of the center in a generous public space. The idea is to both create the perfect exhibition space and at the same time create a whole city of art underneath with open urban spaces, art plazas and main public spaces. In this way the exhibition floor becomes the icon of the building with a city of art underneath.
The public heart of the building is the covered art plaza. It is the focal point of the Khodynskoye Pole park and the former runway runs through it. The art plaza is a generous public space for events, public flow and outdoor art exhibitions. The art plaza is mixed with all the public spaces in the new center and from there people can access the art center. In this way the art center becomes a public hub in Khodynskoye Pole with all its amenities, club café, restaurant, shop, children’s area and recreational zones.
Tue Hesselberg Foged, Sinus Lynge, Jeppe Marling Kiib, Gorka Calzada Medina, Toni Rubio Soler, Yulia Kozlova, Evgeny Markachev, Piotr Gierek, Eyüp Sevki Firinci