Kaliningrad Cultural Complex

Status: Competition Finalist, 2015 Program: Cultural Center Square Feet: 24000 sm Location: Kalliningrad, Russia

Buro was one of the finalist at the international architectural competition for a Historical and Cultural Complex in the City Center of Kaliningrad. The design proposes cutting, folding and pulling the ground surface to unite main access points from different corners and at different levels of the site. When lifted, the surface also reveals the ruins of the ancient castle and integrates both the ruins and existing House of Soviets building into the overall plan. Performance hall, Museum tower and house of Soviet pokes out of the ground skin as illuminated black boxes.