Pavilion «Fencing» - Architectural vintage
The vintage-style character of “Fencing” is a response to the existing park with two churches and the embankment landscape opening onto the Yenisei River and islands. The decisive factor was the desire to build a qualitatively new environment attracting citizens and to create an appropriate degree of their activity in the current scenario.
“Fencing”, as a kind of edge, a ghostly wall, consisting of cracks, permeable portals, integrating your curiosity, refers to the remnants of childish, cognitive; it doesn’t prevent, but rather attracts to look through it.
Here, as in a museum, people move slowly and can go beyond the “border” to a terrace towards the river, lie down or sit down, enjoying panoramic views of the city, islands or their own consciousness. The wall bends and creates an inner space of dialogue, filled with many contents and possibilities of behavior.
The wood in "Fencing" retains its tactile warmth and natural tact to surrounding spaces and objects. Natural and ordered shaping interacts here. Existing trees are bordered by a rhythmic background, accentuating their plastic expression and grace - this is how the ecological context uniting natural and artificial is emphasized.
The pavilion’s lighting design builds visual links with the historical left bank district’s lighting design, taking part in the city’s spatial and content integrity.
With the onset of darkness, “Fencing” turns into an extended “screen” with flashes of color and light, into a rhythmic radiance, accompanied by a flute “kuvikla”, including us in a round dance, virtually filled with shades of a fair carousel, and then moving through the alley of images to the pathos of the organ, ascending to the Northern radiance’s cosmism. All these happen in contemplation against the church bell ringing, which turns our consciousness upward, towards the branchy crowns of trees glaring against the night sky.
OOO “ADM” (OOO “Architecture Design Modeling”)
Author, chief architect: Alexey Myakota
Co-author, architect: Lidiia Gribakina
Chief engineer: Elena Elizarova
Photo: Sergey Filinin, Alexey Myakota