14.11 - 14.12.2014

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Program: [Contemporary art and contemporary society]

National Center for Contemporary Art

St. Petersburg PRO ARTE Foundation for Culture and Arts

St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Fine Arts

Supported by St. Petersburg Committee for Culture

within the St. Petersburg Biennale of Museum Design


November 14 – December 14, 2014 


Design Projects for the New NCCA Moscow Building: Exhibition

The new building of the National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA) at Khodynskoye Pole in Moscow is a new house for the Museum of Contemporary Art which will display the NCCA’s own collection, as well as collections that belong to other institutions and private owners; it will also serve as exhibition space for solo exhibitions of acclaimed masters and works of the young artists. The new spaces will enable NCCA to present its well-known projects, such as the National Innovation Award and Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, in a new light, and use the building as a venue for various national award ceremonies, contemporary art competitions, concerts, performances, open lectures and film-screenings for broader audiences; academic conferences, seminars, workshops and symposia for experts, special programs for children and young people.

National Center for Contemporary Art is Russia’s major institution that brings together those who create, study, develop, support and promote Russian contemporary art.

In July-December 2013 Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation in association with the National Center for Contemporary Art held an Open International Competition for the architectural concept for the new NCCA building (museum and exhibition center) at Khodynskoye Pole in Moscow.

The Competition was commissioned by the National Center for Contemporary Art and organized by the «New Art» Foundation with the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design as the project consultant; the latter developed technical assignment and provided assistance throughout all stages of the project. The Competition was financed by the NCCA Board of Trustees. Over 900 applicants submitted their entries; 250 entries complied with the Competition requirements.

The exhibition features the projects by three finalists:

Heneghan Peng (Ireland) – contest winner
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos (Spain)
MEL Studio (Moscow, Russia)

Video presentation contains the finalists’ projects and seven short-listed projects:

Steven Holl Architects (US)
51N4E-OFFICE (Belgium)
UNK project (Moscow, Russia)
WAI Architecture Think Tank (China)
Anton Barklyansky (Perm, Russia)
Alejandro Aravena / Elemental (Chile)
Ghirardelli Giancarlo Architect (Italy)

Ehibition curator: Alisa Prudnikova

Address: The Italian hall of the St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Fine Arts

(17, Universsitetskaya naberezhnaya, St Petersburg)

Museum hours: Monday – Friday 12 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Closed: Saturday, Sunday

Tel.: +7 (812) 323 72 45


2a, Glinki st, St Petersburg.  © National centre for contemporary arts. Developement [artinfo]. [Andrey Velikanov]'s design