Garage Museum of Contemporary Art presented reconstruction project of the Hexagon pavilion

The Hexagon pavilion, designed by architect Ivan Zholtovsky, became the only building of the 1st All-Russian Agricultural and Handicraft Exhibition (1923) that has survived to this day.

The Machines and Tools pavillion. View from the courtyard. 1923. Black and white photo printing. Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Archive, collection of A. Shchusev

The building will house various artistic practices. It will be divided into three exhibition space, a large library, a bookstore and a café, while the courtyard will be transformed into public space. The functional area of​​the space will be 9500 m2.

Pavilion render. Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

The restoration of the Hexagon is carried out by the Japanese architectural bureau SANAA - winners of the Pritzker Prize.

The project was presented by Anton Belov, Director of the Garage Museum, and Yumiko Yamada, partner of the SANAA bureau, chief architect of the project. Gorky Park director Pavel Trekhleb attended the event.

Pavel Trekhleb and Anton Belov. Photo: Dmitry Shumov

You can find out more about the history of the building and the peculiarities of the architectural concept on the museum website.