New spaces for Garage in Moscow by OMA

New spaces for Garage in Moscow by OMA
By OMA [MOS] Russia
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
OMA’s CGI for the Outdoor Programmes to be organised at Garage Gorky Park once open in 2013
Garage Center for Contemporary Culture announced in february its plans for 2012, continuing in its aim to bring the best international modern and contemporary culture from around the world to Russia, and raising the profile of Russian contemporary artists internationally. Yesterday, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture unveiled plans for a new building in Gorky Park, designed by OMA. Garage Gorky Park - due to be completed in 2013 - will be a renovation of the famous 1960s Vremena Goda (Seasons of the Year) restaurant, a prefabricated concrete structure that has been derelict for more than two decades.

Garage will move to a new location in Gorky Park, Moscow from 2012 to develop and regenerate a number of temporary and permanent spaces. 

Vremena Goda Pavilion and Hexagon 1970

The first phase in Moscow includes a new temporary home designed by Rem Koolhaas’s Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). Planned to open late in 2012, (at this moment the new date will be 2013) the space has been developed on the site of the Park’s famous concrete 1960s Vremena Goda (Four Seasons) restaurant, which has been abandoned and invisible for more than two decades. It combines a double height entrance space, two levels of unobstructed exhibition galleries, creative center for children, roof terrace, shop, cafe, learning facilities and offices. The design incorporates Soviet-era design elements such as tiles, mosaic and brick. OMA is working with the young Russian practice Form Bureau, headed by architect Olga Trevias. 

During the second phase of development, Garage will occupy a nearby 8,500 square meter hexagonal pavilion. The historic 1920s pavilion of six sections with a courtyard was first constructed to house the first All-Union Agricultural Exhibition, but later became a pre-war exhibition space for more


Rem Koolhaas was born in Rotterdam in 1944. He began his career as a journalist, working for the Haagse Post, and as a set-designer in the Netherlands and Hollywood. He beganHe frequented the Architectural Association School in London and studied with Oswald Mathias Ungers at Cornell University. In 1978, he wrote Delirious New York: a retroactive manifesto for Manhattan, which has become more


Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is a leading international partnership practicing architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis. OMA's buildings and masterplans around the world insist on intelligent forms while inventing new possibilities for content and everyday use. OMA is led by ten partners – Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, more