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29 October 2019 – Press presentation of the restoration project for GES-2, which will house the new V-A-C Foundation site in Moscow, Russia. | Milan Ingegneria

With the participation of Moscow Mayor Sergeij Sobianin, Moscow Department Head of Culture, Alexander Kibovsky and members of the highest authorities, Renzo Piano explained the recovery project for GES-2, the now derelict thermoelectric power plant, built in the rebel “Red October” district of Moscova island in 1907 by Tsar Nicholas II to heat and power the Kremlin.

The work will be possible thanks to the commitment of the VAC foundation of Leonid Mikhelson, CEO of Novatek, a hydrocarbon industry giant, and to the efforts of Teresa Iarocci Mavica, Director of the foundation.

Milan Ingegneria has developed the building design with particular attention to the restoration of the pre-existing architectural features to be preserved.

Forty thousand square meters with a view of Moscova are destined for galleries, libraries, concert halls, artist residences, playhouses, laboratories, coffee houses and an immense garden with 624 birch trees.

The structure, enshrined in a square with 142-meter sides, inspired by the Black Square of Malevich, will be the largest museum of contemporary art in Russia and will open in autumn 2020.

An extraordinarily ambitious project, a space for the creation of contemporary culture that will not only be a museum, an auditorium or a projection room, but also a laboratory where art will become a living thing, to be built, to be produced, to be spread around the world: a real social space, where people can meet and get closer to art.

An extraordinarily ambitious project, a space for the creation of contemporary culture that will not only be a museum, an auditorium or a projection room, but also a laboratory where art will become a living thing, to be built, to be produced, to be spread around the world: a real social space, where people can meet and get closer to art.

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