AUDITORIUM OF VGIK
VGIK, Gerasimov Institute Of Cinematography,
MOSCOW, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Paolo Lettieri and UPA Italia have been appointed by Contractor for Interior as consultant Interior Design in JV with Studio di Acustica ing. Brugola for a modern aesthetic design and to have an auditorium acoustically performed as a cinema and as a concert hall at the same time.
In Moscow, the VGIK University, known as Gerasimov Institure of Cinematography (the oldest Cinema Academy in the world since 1919) developed a new building for teaching the principles and technics of Cinema, Theatre and Music within the old Campus, comprising 12 floors for different functions.
The design of main Auditorium with 589 seats was designed by UPA Italia in addition to new design for 2 cinema rooms for 100 people and design for an experimental Theatre for 250 people.
UPA Italia supports the recommendations for the acoustical studies with the design and the selection of internal finishing allowing the best acoustical, functional and aesthetics solution for the main auditorium, for small cinema rooms and for didactic Theatre.
The organic shape of ceiling is developed for best possible acoustic refraction. The curved suspended ceiling, the focal point of the project, was designed and built with Topakustik panels mounted on curved calendered ribs with a fixed geometry of 5 meters in radius. This is the first project where the technique of curved Topakustik panels on these dimensions used. The false ceiling has been designed with curved shapes to control the reflections of the sound waves, so as to have optimal acoustics in all places in the hall. The lights, the air vents and the terminals of the sprinkles systems have been inserted in horizontal cuts in the false ceiling, so as to give a uniform design to the technological elements.
The project of the Auditorium, designed to be used as Cinema and Theatre, is based on innovative system of acoustic revolving paneling digitally controlled to change the acoustic configuration of the Auditorium from Cinema Hall to Theatre and Concert hall.
Acoustic sensors allow to elaborate with dedicated software the best acoustic structure for the main hall changing the type of surface of the panel on the side walls. The panels of revolving system engineered by ing. Brugola are covered by a Trevira fabric side and on the other with Topakustik panels.
Above the rear part of the audience are the projection room, the control room and a special private room to watch the movies. Finally, for educational needs, there is a bridge theater lights above the false ceiling for manually operated lights.
The Auditorium was inaugurated by Russian President Putin.
Project Leader: Paolo Lettieri.
DesignTeam: Paolo Lettieri, Marcello Brugola, Irina Ivanova, Alessandro Pasini, Andrea Pagnoni, Irina Tibaeva, Vibhor Mukul Sing.
3D visualization: Irina Ivanova
Photo: Paolo Lettieri
Client: Art Deco Moscow, ST Engineering Moscow.
Final Client: VGIK University, known as Gerasimov Institure of Cinematography of Moscow
Location: Ulitsa Vil'gel'ma Pika, 3, Moscow, Russia, 129226