LIPMAN ARCHITECTS: Summer Cinema at the Design Garage Museum

The Garage Museum for Contemporary Art announced the winner design for its 2022 summer cinema. The Moscow-based LIPMAN ARCHITECTS’ proposal was selected from 118 submissions. It features gabion walls covered with plastic water bottles. This invites conversation about topics like material recycling and the impact of temporary architecture on the environment.

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The competition, now in its third edition, invites promising architects to submit their visions of temporary architecture. The winning design will be built in Garage Square, spring 2022. It uses an everyday object to create a space that expresses the ephemerality of its material. Unpredictable experiences are created by the refraction of light through concave plastic bottles, and permeable walls that allow air through the structure.

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We decided to use recycled materials when designing the pavilion for the competition proposal. We reflected on the connections between architecture, cinema and life throughout the process. We eventually came to the conclusion that these intersections are connected by cyclicality and unpredictability. This is how Dmitry Lipman, founder and CEO of LIPMAN ARCHITECTS, came up with the idea to create a bottle pavilion that appears more like an image or mirage than a real-life structure.

An expert jury selected the competition winner, including Garage director Anton Belov, director of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design and Varvara Melnikova, Garage screen curator Evgeny Gusyatinsky, Garage Screen founders snkh Ashot and Armine Skhchyan, Head of Animation and Illustration, Higher School of Economics, creator of music videos Alexey Ryumin, and Ayrat Bagautdinov, architectural historian and head of project Moscow Through the Eyes of an Engineer, Ayrat Bagautdinov.

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