在现代都市生活中，博物馆早已不再是单纯的收纳展品、供学校旅行、以及成人假期中“文化休闲”的场所。它应该是城市生活的全面参与者，能够与公园、电影院和餐馆平等竞争。Wowhaus bureau (莫斯科)设计的博物馆公园是一个步行区和公共空间，有助于吸引城市居民走进这座理工博物馆。
In the contemporary city, the museum long since ceased to be simply a place for storing exhibits, school trips and the “cultural leisure” of adults on their days off.It should be a full-fledged participant in urban life, able to compete on equal terms with parks, cinemas and restaurants. Museum Park by Wowhaus bureau (Moscow) is a pedestrian zone and public space that helps draw city dwellers into the Polytechnic Museum.
Following the concept by JunyaIshigami the territory around the Polytechnic Museum was to be transformed into a Museum Park – a thoroughly designed public space, whose structure takes into account the needs of the Museum and its visitors, as well as intensive transport and pedestrian flows, and the requirements of the city authorities concerning streets and town squares.
A park-amphitheatre in front of the Museum - an open-air foyer that will become an extension of the spaces inside the building and will act as a prologue, while the inner space is under construction. It will be able to host events while uniting the new pedestrian zone in the building’s lower ground level with the outdoor area alongside Lubyanka Square, attracting pedestrians and providing them with a convenient and pleasant route into the Museum complex.
Address: 3/4 Novaya Square, Moscow
Client: OAO MNIITEP, Polytechnic Museum Development Fund
Directors: Dmitry Likin, Oleg Shapiro
Lead architect: Mikhail Kozlov (@mikhailmihailo)
Design team: Maria Khokhlova, Anastasia Rychkova, Anton Sevastyanov, Igor Yakovlev, Marina Yarmarkina, Denis Manshilin, Alyona Zaitseva, Margarita Leonova
Landscape design: Nature form studio
Lighting design: Ultimatum Group
Design phase: 2015 – 2016
Construction phase: 2017 – 2019
Site area: 14 000 m²
Photo credit: Daniil Annenkov (@daniel_annenkov)