Obukhov Plant Museum

Best Architectural Design for a Museum

About the project
The museum building is a U-shaped complex, encompassing an exhibition pavilion, a model gallery and a reconstructed smithy of the 19th century. The left and the right wings – the exhibition hall and the smithy – are made of red brick, have a pitched seam metal roof, and are connected by the central glass-and-metal gallery. The traditional traits of brick architecture echo the surrounding historical buildings of the plant. The interior of the smithy is of particular interest. Old tools, anvils, bellows and the forge create the spirit of a real blacksmith’s shop – just as it was seen by contemporaries of Pavel Obukhov, founder of the plant and a great Russian scientist.

Obukhovskoy Oborony Prospect 120, St. Petersburg, Russia

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Applicant and authors of the project
Design studio 7.4.2, Natalya Anistchenko and Maria Ostroumova