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Atoms for Peace at VDNH

>Atoms for Peace at VDNH

Architectural design office UNK project has won a competition to design the Atomic Energy Pavilion in Moscow’s Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNH). The pavilion aims to share the “history of the native nuclear industry” and its “contribution into modern economic development,” according to competition organizer ROSATOM.

At creation of an image of the building architects of UNK project tried to abstract from the simply obvious associations with atom or nuclear power. The space of pavilion has to be innovative, so, in a sense, aspire to challenge stereotypes and to be open for everything new.

It is, first of all, the comfortable and adaptive environment for visitors of VDNH. The visitor, having appeared in this space, will read out a new code of nuclear power – openness, availability, informational content, interactivity.

The pavilion represents the structure of a simple geometrical form. The superstructure is diagonally divided into two zones — opened and closed. The open part has the glazed facade. It is the universal exhibition space intended mainly for the replaceable exposition and active transit of public. Huge glass “show-window”, with constantly replaced exposition and free access, will make pavilion a point of a constant attraction for visitors

The console, covering universal exhibition space of the temporary exposition, can be interpreted as a wave, a smooth trajectory of the movement of an electron in atom, the abstract dynamic form, symbolizing energy. With its bend it maintains plasticity of the dome of “Kosmos” pavilion and figuratively interacts with it.

By the way, VDNH - an area that has been in the process of redevelopment and growth since 2013, is selected as a subject of the Russian exposition at the Architecture Biennale 2016 in Venice. The chief architect of Moscow, Sergei Kuznetsov and Catherine Pronicheva, CEO of VDNH fairgrounds are appointed curators of the project.