The Russian project creates a new cultural architectural landmark in the cityscape. The Museum and Theatre Complex Kemerovo is an open and transparent structure; with a 24-hour public foyer on top of a plinth, an accessible sculpture for visitors and residents.
The project site is located east of the city centre between Sovetskiy Prospekt and Pritomskiy Prospekt and is embedded in the Iskitim river course landscape. The exposed location of the site provides an all-round visibility and presence of the building in the urban setting. Together with the future embankment development, the opera will be connected with a spacious network of public promenades and squares.
The elevated public space distributes visitors and acts as a new communal meeting point for the city. Exhibitions in the foyer, events of different purposes and a restaurant will add to the cultural life of Kemerovo.
In the centre of the building, there is an auditorium for 950 visitors including a stage tower and back of house areas. The additional functions, such as offices, VIP rooms and rehearsal rooms are arranged in the ‘cloud’.
Towards the outer side the public space is partially glazed and offers views of the surroundings. The plinth of the building extends throughout the site, due to the difference in altitude of the ground, the plinth is forming terraces, which, as well as the restaurant inside the building, can be used at any time of the day, also during holidays and leisure time.
The project aims to be completed by 2024.