New museum “Zoya”, a modern project of the A2M bureau, was opened on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Moscow region
June 23, 2020< p>A huge field, surrounded by a small one-story village of Petrishchevo, has become a site for a new exhibition complex “Zoya” designed by the architectural bureau A2M. Given the context of the place that keeps the history of the Great Patriotic War, the neighborhood of a miniature village and endless fields, the architects chose the principle of scale for their concept. The interiors are reminiscent of the shape and location of wooden houses and are rendered in different volumes, inscribed in the architecture of the museum. wp-content/uploads/2022/08/492402e569715a23aee3ba4a01c01976.jpg” width=”728″ height=”971″ class=”lazy-image__image _align-center” data-v-64ca9b5a=”1″ alt=”Memory of the people: new Museum of Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya” />
Two-storey building with a total area of 2500 sq. m includes an exhibition space, a cafe, a gift shop and all related facilities. Each hall is a separate volume with its own exposition function, leaving it the visitor gets to the observation points, from where views of iconic places open, – this is how the historical landscape is woven into the narrative of the exhibition. All volumes are ordered by a colonnade around the perimeter, which gives the image of the museum austerity, adds covered pedestrian spaces and connects the building with the surrounding area.
The geometry of the façade made of concrete panels of different textures emphasizes the play of chiaroscuro and interprets the façades of the surrounding village houses. Minimalistic interiors made of natural materials do not interfere with the content of the exposition, the space of the cafe with panoramic windows and the kitchen is formed around the central element stylized as a Russian stove. />
The landscaped area around the main building is surrounded by a circular walking route with a diameter of 150 meters, it unites the main memorial objects – the monument to Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, the old museum, Kulik's house, the place of execution. The entire space of the complex is a special way of speaking, a new form of memory of the experiences of the Great Patriotic War. “/>