PMCA - Perm Museum of Contemporary Art

Perm, Russia
Asymptote was recently awarded an Honorable Mention in the competition to design a new building for the Perm Museum in Russia. Asymptote's design is for a building with two components—a chromed underside and an expansive, ebony landscape above—that form a provocative union of materials. At once an inverted landscape trailing across the entirety of the site, the building is also a surface of gesture that moves counter punctually above, two dialectic terrains that effectively create a singular, powerful object.
Project Information
Date: 2007

Size: 18,000 sqm

Location: Perm, Russia

Design Team:

Architect: Asymptote Architecture

Design: Hani Rashid, Lise Anne Couture

Project Director: Volkan Alkanoglu

Design Team: Sebastian Andia, Tyson Hosmer, Sophie Luger
Ariane Stracke, Daniel Gillen, Moritz Greiling, Isabel Vargas, Richard
Heger, Daniel Angulo Garcia, Jeff Walker, Sean Bang, Alex Bulygin

Client: Ministry of Culture and Youth of Perm Region


Mep & Structural Engineer: Arup New York

Sustainability Design: Arup New York

Light Engineer: Arup New York