Endless Mirror. NCCA Museum Project

National Center for Contemporary Arts project

The architectural solution of the facade is a completely smooth mirror, 30 meters in height, and 395 meters in length. The Mirror surface grows out of the ground in front of the park and visually doubles the eco area in front of the museum: the park, trees, pavilions, etc.

The mirror surface is a symbolic boundary between the real world and the world of art. A person standing in front of the building can see themselves reflected in the mirror and environment. This look at yourself changes the ordinary point of view and is preparing the visitor to dive into the world of art. At the same time, the facade completely hides the technological shopping center wall, which is located just behind the museum.

The entrance to the museum is a journey. First, the visitor goes by the glass external wall. Due to the fact that the glass becomes a mirror on the outside, there is an effect of the gradual dissolution of the person in the building and in the reflection of the park.

Architects: Misha Krymov, Aleksei Goriainov

Design: 2013