Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Pushkin Museum of fine Arts and Foster + Partners Empire

The heritage has taken its place on the modern urban. In time of 2012 centennial celebration of Russia, a museum is in thrust for a commemorative year. Works of Rembrandt, Piranesi, Renoir, Monet, Gauguin and Van Gogh which also extends to Egyptian relics will be celebrated in the institution of Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts.

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts is a project entrusted to Foster + Partners, a stupendous commission worth $177 million. The museum sits on the 1-million-square-foot extends for restoration of Beaux Arts (1912 institution designed by Roman Klein) while converting the roadways to embellished pedestrian zones.

The project also include library, cinema and an administrative center.
Part of the premise is including two new underground pedestrians.

The architecture firm, Foster + Partners is a high-end firm commissioning high-end projects saturated in Russia. Russia Tower which belongs to umbrella of Foster + Partners is about to be the tallest building in Europe soaring at the height of 2,009 feet high. Last but no the least, is the Crystal Island at an astronomical height of 1,476 feet, taking the pride as the largest building in the world.

image source: Foster + Partners