ZIL Theater

Moscow, Russia
The proposal for the ZIL theater in the new ZIL development zone in Moscow was part of an art boulevard street next to the new Hermitage museum, which Asymptote is also projecting.
Design Concept
The client required a schematic design for a new multifunctional performance space with up to 4000 seats. The building was allowed to occupy a 60x60m lot, which inspired our design for two bodies emerging from the site. The performance space should be multifunctional and adaptive to host different venues, which resulted in a partly mechanical floor space inside the auditorium.
Project Information