Architizer and DuPont Announce Competition to Redesign Pushkinsky Cinema in Moscow

Architizer, in cooperation with DuPont, the Union of Russian Architects, the Royal Institute of British Architects, the YEM Building Information Center and Karo Film, announce Changing the Face: Pushkinsky Cinema, an open, international ideas competition to redesign the façade of the Pushkinsky Cinema building in central Moscow.

Located prominently on Pushkin Square in the Russian capital, the Pushkinsky Cinema Hall was formerly at the heart of Russia’s cultural life. The Changing the Face competition asks participating designers to alter the façade not simply for superficial change but to create an intervention for dramatic revitalization of the landmark structure and surrounding urban fabric.

The Changing the Face: Pushkinsky Cinema contest is a continuation of the series begun in 2008 that asks architects to work on a controversial public building in an effort to re-energize the urban landscape – previous competitions were held in Rome, Bucharest, Prague, Zagreb and Athens.

All submissions will be evaluated by international jury that includes Andrey V. Bokov (Head of Union Of Russian Architects), Sergey A. Skuratov (Principal, Sergey Skuratov Architects), Aleksey Uchitel (film director), Kerem Erginoğlu (Principal, Erginoğlu&Çalışlar Architects), Corrado Tibaldi (Architect, DuPont), Matthias Hollwich (Principal, HWKN, winner CTF 2010) and Marc Kushner (Principal, HWKN, winner CTF 2010).

The prize purse totals €18000, with first prize winning €10,000, second winning €5,000 and third winning €3,000.

For more information, please visit Changing the Face on Architizer.