Garage Center for Contemporary Culture will be unveiling its new, temporary pavilion designed by Shigeru Ban in Moscow’s Gorky Park tomorrow.
The structure, located near the park's Pionersky Pond, uses locally produced paper tubes to create an oval wall that will be 7.5 meters high. The total area of the pavilion will be 2,400 square meters and will include an 800 square meter rectangular exhibition space, a bookshop and a café, all within an oval exterior constructed from cardboard tubes. The pavilion will host exhibitions and educational activities until late 2013, after which time it will be dedicated to experimental projects.
The first of these exhibitions, Temporary Structures in Gorky Park: From Melnikov to Ban, will inaugurate the space. Showing rare archival drawings – many of which have never been seen before – the exhibition will begin by revealing the profound history of structures created in the park since the site was first developed in 1923, before moving through the Russian avant-garde period to finish with some of the most interesting contemporary unrealized designs created by Russian architects today.