Y.A.C. — Yaroslavl Art Centre / SAN SAN — architects : Lars van Es, Remco Siebring / Netherlands, Amsterdam
The basic idea, concept of the project:
Yaroslavl Art Centre: Y.A.C. (concept)
The design for the Yaroslavl Arts Centre provides accommodation for both cultural performing spaces, the Museum of Lore and History as for the Yaroslavl Museum of Modern Art. Public spaces as a café, a workshop area for kids, an art library and a museum shop furthermore intensifies the relationship between city, her inhabitants and the Art Centre.
The Yaroslavl Art Centre is shaped by a landscape, perforated by six vertical volumes with voids.
By placing cultural performing spaces in the landscape a lively relationship has been created between visitors and performers.
The landscape separates the cultural performance spaces, a theatre and a café (placed in the vertical volumes) from the Museum of Lore and History situated in the area below the landscape.
The various volumes of the Museum of Lore and History are surrounded by the Yaroslavl Museum of Modern Art.
The atmosphere of the area of the Museum of Modern Art is defined by the intensely changing landscape of the roof, whereby different extraordinary experiences and transitions are formed.
The museum landscape is furthermore defined by six green voids with trees. The voids create a direct relationship between the museum and the landscape above and her visitors.
Yaroslavl Art Centre: Y.A.C.
The design for the Yaroslavl Arts Centre provides accommodation for both cultural performing spaces, the Museum of Lore and History as for the Yaroslavl Museum of Modern Art.The landscape and program for the Art Centre is designed as such that it will form an important cultural heart throughout the year for the city of Yaroslavl and her inhabitants. Читать далее
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Design Concept and Process – Explanatory notes
- Location analysis
Yaroslavl constructs a city of the Golden Ring and has critical implication in Russian history both trading and political view-point. There are many monasteries and churches especially along the Volga River, which is the longest and the one of the most beautiful river and important infrastructure for transportation in the Russia. They have unique and eye-catchy shapes and facade and create unique scenery and atmosphere of this area. This area around the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monasteries listed UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2005.
In the future, these sightseeing resources will be more valuable for this city and area. Conservation will be a keyword for this city. At the same time, the city should be planned the citizen and people in the city can live and stay in the city vividly and comfortably enjoying “now”. As for such historic area and city, this reconciliation is predestinated forever.
Thus, we proposed in this plan to well-balanced combination and sequence between “old” conventional monuments and buildings and “new” this plan, and provide new value — experience for the visitor — in the synergy.
- Approach design
This site is planned as one of a new tourism resources in Yaroslavl. It means the design should be regarded the visitors are new for this place and unexperienced. Temporality to use is one of the main view-point of this design. Thus, the form of the building and views are designed to give some perceptions of the functions for unexperienced visitors. The visitors can access to their purpose without any stress and insecurity to enhance their experiences at that place.
This approach is designed dual-directions. One is the north-east side approach to lead festival area through the green road park. The festival space is designed along with the approaching direction naturally to be likely to be accepted the existence and function.
The other approach is the other side, the west-north side. It is approaching from the public transportation to the permanent collection exhibitions. Читать далее