Artpoint Pavilion

Atomik Architecture, Almaty, 2015

 

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The Artpoint Pavilion was the focal point of Artbatfest an annual Art Festival held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, hosting a programme of events during the summer of 2015.

Atomik Architecture was invited by the British Council and Artbat Fest to design the focal point of the annual summer arts festival in Almaty in 2015.

The theme for this year’s festival was ‘Dialogue’. We devised a pavilion comprising a series of interlocking spaces, providing exhibition space, shade and an opportunity for citizens to engage with the programme of 70 events.

The design for the pavilion was inspired by the landscape of the city and traditional Kazakh ornament. The dappled shadows elude to the memory of the wild apple forests that gave Almaty its name.

Situated on a vacant site in the centre of Almaty, the pavilion was a huge success. It became a meeting point, a space to work (with free wifi access) and a place to engage with the arts programme. During three months the pavilion attracted over 15000 people to concerts, workshops, talks and film screenings.

Data

  • Begun: May 2015
  • Completed: Jun 2015
  • Floor area: 90m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £16,000
  • Funding: British Council
  • Tender date: Mar 2015
  • Procurement: Bespoke
  • Address: Shevchenko - Baiseitovoy, Almaty, Kazakhstan

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