The Ekaterinburg Branch of the Ncca functions both as a museum and exhibition center and as scientific research organization.
The branch first began its work in 1999, having chosen as the basis of its activity the strategy of introducing contemporary art into the public spaces of the city.
Currently Ebncca’s top priorities include taking an active part in the strategic planning and cultural policy regarding contemporary art overseen by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, formulating and carrying through programs and projects in the realm of contemporary art, integration into international cultural processes.
We offer a wide conception of culture that will enable people to understand and to feel that culture is a part of our everyday life. Today, when the efforts of the previous years are bringing fruit, the National Center for Contemporary Art continues its active work aimed at the development and popularization of the Russian contemporary art and its integration in the global art context.
At present Ncca is a network institution with its branches in major cultural centers of Russia, such as St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Kaliningrad. " Reminiscence of beautiful utopian idea of the museum in the bridge.
This design followed strict requirements to the construction of contemporary art centers which ban damaging or irreversibly altering a historical monument, and order to safeguard and restore it as best as possible.
So we designed a number of minimum additions providing both for all modern functions at the same time being stylistically neutral and meeting the safeguarding policy. the original layout of the overall building as well as its facades and surviving architectural elements remained intact.
New elements are proposed to be set on the rear facade of the building, which is not a heritage site and doesn’t alter the building’s original outlook as viewed from the main city streets." Description by architects.
Location: Ekaterinburg, Russia Architects: ARCHSTRUKTURA Gross External Area: 2500.00 m2 Year: 2013 Client: Ncca