Temple of surrealism

Best Design of Building or Facility by Student

About the project
The project is a symbiosis of classical architecture and surrealism. The temple was inspired by works created by Salvador Dali. The building’s architecture is a combination of incompatible things: antique classics, renaissance and surrealism. The classical columns making up the temple’s colonnade are modified and have an unusual ornate shape, often found in Dali's paintings.

The pediment features a fragment of “A dream caused by the flight of a bee around a pomegranate a second before awakening" (1944), which is one of the artist's most recognizable pictures. The two tigers bursting out of a huge fish and a pomegranate form a wonderful surreal composition.

Moscow, Russia

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Applicant and author of the project
Anastasia Shatrakova