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Yeltsin Center, Yekaterinburg

Architecture
Boris Bernaskoni
Client
Yeltsin Foundation
Interior architecture
RAA Architects, Ralph Appelbaum
Location
Yekaterinburg, Russia
Status
Completed 2016
Homepage
https://boris-yeltsin-presidential-center.culturalspot.org/
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Yeltsin Museum

In the end of 2015 has opened the centre of the historical heritage of the first Russian president Boris Jelzin, the so called Jelzin center in Ekaterinburg. The centre has a annual budget of 1,225 billion Rubel because of support funds. It is a museum with children and training centre, an art gallery, a cinema, a bookshop, a library, a restaurant and other public institutions.

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In cooperation with the architect Boris Bernaskoni the perforated facade skin developed which is nearly invisible behind the perforated facade.

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The facade has a surface of round about 2.500m2 with a pixel pitch of 100 to 100mm completely deposited with video capability LED-RGB pixels. The color shade, the speed this had to be adjust correctly. The media facade should neither blind the passers-by nor exhaust. Due to this the speed had to be timed, so its neither running too slow nor too fast, so that the people want to look away.

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There are five overrating topics which are the base of the staging. Architecture, nature, urban space, culture and art. In the topic "culture and art" regional motives of native embroidering and ornamentation will be interpreted, as well as pictures of the worldwide famous Russian artist Kasimir Malewitsch and Ljubov Popova will be staged.

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The base was to give the inhabitant of Ekaterinburg something what they own and by which they can identify. We worked with topics of their world and of their culture. We wanted to set them into a direct or indirect connection to the media facade.

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Yeltsin Center, Yekaterinburg