The new Perm art museum will be a defining element at the riverfront and an icon for the development of the region. Poised high above the site, its immense and expressive form is visible and appreciable from the centre of the city and from the Kama River. Distinct and unique from all vantage points, it embodies a landmark of the city's cultural achievement, and it will represent itself as thus in the future skyline of the city of Perm.
The proposal balances the interests and needs of those who will directly inhabit the building, as well as those who will benefit from its existence in the city. The city gains a building of iconic presence, which elevates the profile of the whole Perm Region and gives the city international prominence. Investors concerned with development of the Kama Gate gain a proposal that activates the use of the park and the riverfront, elevating the value of the real estate currently under construction. The museum administration is provided the much needed contemporary facilities for displaying the works of a brilliant collection. Accommodating the public, the new museum renders the collection of cultural and educational enrichments accessible, and serves as a platform for connecting visitors simultaneously with local and national tradition and contemporary culture.
Key features of the new museum
- Iconic appearance
Through its formal language the museum references the national avant-garde, while remaining a unique and contemporary expression.
- Maximized green area
The minimal footprint of the new building allows the existing green space to be preserved.
- Maximized interior and exterior views
The building lifts its visitors and staff alike high above its surroundings.
- Flexible exhibition layout
The arrangement of the exhibition spaces lends flexible proportions, various connections, and diverse lighting conditions.
- Non-linear circulation
The visitors can freely choose the exhibitions to explore, and to therefore create a unique and independent experience.