Garage Roof Pavilion

  • Location Moscow, Russia
  • Client Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Year 2016
  • Status Completed
  • Program Cultural
  • Team Ekaterina Golovatyuk
    John Paul Pacelli
    Giacomo Cantoni
    Giuseppe Bandieramonte
    Luca Putzolu
  • Surface 250 sqm
  • Collaborators Local Architect: Werner Sobek
    Structural Engineer: Werner Sobek
    MEP Engineer: Roman Nikonov
    Façade Engineer: Werner Sobek

The glass pavilion on the roof of Garage Museum is a multifunctional space for small/medium scale private events of the museum, such as lectures, seminars, screenings, dinners, cocktails and concerts, activating the roof terrace all year round.

Built two years after the completion of the museum, the architecture of the pavilion is the result of the extension of other elements already present on the roof. The perforated aluminium wall, separating the technical area and the public side of the roof terrace, becomes the backdrop of the pavilion. The metal fence around the perimeter of the technical area is extended to enclose the Pavilion on the side facing the Gorky Park. The terrace floor planks continue the terrace floor inside the pavilion.

The space, formed at the intersection of these elements, is covered by a roof and wrapped by a retractable glass facade on three sides.
During the cold season, the pavilion is completely enclosed, while in the summer, when the façade is retracted, it transforms into a shaded canopy completely open to the terrace.
The pavilion equipped with a service block, containing a bar counter, a kitchenette, a cloakroom, service and storage space and bathrooms.

Originally designed by OMA, the pavilion was completed by GRACE under OMA supervision.