The Pushkinsky Jewel Cinema designed by VONSUNG is located in Moscow, Russia. Named after the Russian author Alexander Pushkin, the Pushkinsky Cinema in Moscow has become renowned in Russia and beyond as a hub of filmatic expression and the home of the Moscow International Film Festival. Recently, science-based products and services company DuPont, the Union of Architects in Russia, YEM, RIBA and Architizer ran an international competition inviting architects to re-envision the exterior of the Pushkinsky Cinema with the contest ‘Changing the Face – Moscow 2011’.
A key concept of the design is to create a Walk-around Gallery on the building’s first floor, wrapping the 24m-high volume in DuPont™ SentryGlas® to establish a visual connection between the architecture and Pushkin Square. The presented design suggests lighting this balcony naturally to further the relationship between inside and outside space.