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  7. Garage CCC Education Center / FORM Bureau

Refurbishment in Architecture

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Garage CCC Education Center / FORM Bureau

  • 01:00 - 22 April, 2014
Garage CCC Education Center / FORM Bureau
© Asya Baranova
© Asya Baranova
  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia, 119049
  • Architects in Charge

    Olga Treiwas, Vera Odyn, Daria Sheina
  • Area

    1215.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Asya Baranova © Asya Baranova © Asya Baranova © Asya Baranova + 30

© Asya Baranova
© Asya Baranova

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The Education Center is located in single storey building next to the Garage’s exhibition pavilion by Shigeru Ban.

Garage CCC Education Center / FORM Bureau, © Asya Baranova
© Asya Baranova

Built in the 1940s, it previously housed a kindergarden, later used for ice skate rental facilities, children’s art studios and warehouses. For several years it stood critical condition, with only the supporting structures remaining intact.

© Asya Baranova
© Asya Baranova

The Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture commissioned a reconstruction for its art education workshops and social events.

© Asya Baranova
© Asya Baranova

The new project retained the building’s volume, attaching bright extensions, some of which contain entrances to the building, others function as verandas. The bearing brick walls were clad in clinker tile to preserve them and improve insulation. The gable facade, which is seen from the park’s central avenue, was highlighted by a graphic composition that aims to attract passers-by to the building.

© Asya Baranova
© Asya Baranova

Inside, the main task was to provide a flexible space, easily transformed to meet the needs of the Education Center. All non bearing internal structures were demolished, the roof was reconstructed, with its underside revealed to create an airier space, partially taken up by mezzanines to house administration and smaller workshop studios.

© Asya Baranova
© Asya Baranova

Window openings were enlarged to bring in more light, and function as sitting spaces. Neutral interior finishes were interspersed with bright individual accents.


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Cite: "Garage CCC Education Center / FORM Bureau" 22 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/498749/garage-ccc-education-center-form-bureau/> ISSN 0719-8884

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