The Polytechnic Museum in Moscow is one of the oldest and largest science and technology museums in the world. A large-scale state-level innovative program of the Polytechnic Museum modernization was started in 2010. In the framework of the project a principally new museum and educational centre comprising the greatest scientific, technical and societal achievements based on the advanced museum technologies will be constructed by 2017-2018. The concept of the modernized Science museum affiliated with the Polytechnic museum was developed by Event Communication (United Kingdom) in 2011. This concept supposes construction of a second museum building on the new territory of Lomonosov Moscow State University that will be called Museum and educational centre of the Polytechnic Museum and Lomonosov Moscow State University and is the object of the Competition.
The Museum and Educational Centre is envisaged as a meeting point for the Russian and international scientific community. This will help it to keep abreast of time and ensure that its exhibits, educational programmes and interaction with the visitors are up to the mark.
The new building will provide access to the public displays of the Polytechnic Museum for the interested visitors. As a true world-class educational hub, the Centre will enrich Moscow’s cultural landscape.
It will embrace an Science-Art Gallery designed to become a hi-tech dynamic environment for temporary exhibitions related to the pressing science and social issues, a Science Movie Theatre, a Science Media Centre and so on.
Technically competent and professional russian and international architectural practices that have strong experience in producing design and design documentation, leading construction (reconstruction) works for museums, exhibition complexes, cultural and educational facilities are invited to participate in the Competition.
Registration procedure, requirements and content of the application to be submitted are provided in item 13.5 and Appendix 3 to the competition documentation.
Competition documentation for downloading and all necessary information can be found on the official website of the competition: www.pm-competition.com
If you are interested and would like to participate in the competition, please send the confirmation letter to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org.