The Russian Pavilion for the 2012 Architecture Biennale, designed by SPEECH Techoban/Kuznetsov. An intelligent project, covered in QR codes, which visitors decode and explore by using tablet computers.
Images credit: Patricia Parinejad
More information from the curators:
In this part of the exhibition we show plans for a new city of science located near Moscow, in Russia. This project already involves some of the most important scientific centres in the world and will include a new university and homes for more than 500 firms working in distinct fields of science – IT, biomedical research, nuclear research, energy, and space technology.
Currently, these firms are situated in different parts of the world and interact with one another as a network. Our objective is to construct a city for this new community.
In our pavilion we have tried to find an architecture metaphor for connecting the real and the virtual. People today live at the intersection of on- and off-line; ‘our common ground’ is becoming a cipher for infinite mental spaces.
What will the city of the future look like, and, in particular, the city of science? The answer is to be found in the Skolkovo project. For the moment, these are plans; but their implementation should be competed in 2017.