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09 June 2011

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Julia Davies
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The winners of Changing the Face international architectural award about the Pushkinsky cinema, Moscow, Russia

Moscow, June 8, 2011 - DuPont together with Union of Architects of Russia, YEM, RIBA and Architizer are pleased to announce the winners of Changing the Face - Moscow 2011, a competition of ideas aiming at redesigning the façade of the famous Pushkinsky Cinema, located in Pushkin Square, one of best known areas in the town of Moscow.

The three winning proposals combine imaginative aesthetical thinking with technical innovation to create solutions that give new life to an aging icon like the Pushkinsky Cinema.

The winning proposals were selected from 512 entries submitted by 1002 architects from 62 different countries. The exhibition of the winning designs will take place in the Central House of Architects in Moscow from June 8 to 19, 2011.  

Wlodek Sobon, DuPont, competition manager said:

'Moscow is the sixth town where DuPont organizes the Changing the Face architectural competition. The number of projects submitted by the worldwide architectural community in this edition has significantly exceeded the most daring expectations. We will evaluate with the highest care all the ideas coming from the architects who attended the competition and we aim at turning one of these projects into reality.'

The three winners are of the 2011 edition of Changing the Face architectural competition are:

  • First prize (10 000 Euros): Frozen in Time project by Juan Andres Diaz Parra (from Colombia).
    DuPont material used: DuPont™ Corian® techno-surface.
  • Second prize (5000 euros): Moving Light Palace project by Adrian Reinbroth, Franziska Boettcher and Jenny Grossman (from Germany).
    DuPont materials used: DuPont™ SentryGlas® interlayers for structural laminated glass and DuPont™ Teflon® surface protection.
  • Third prize (3000 Euros):The Pushkinsky Jewel project by Joseph Sung (from South Korea).
    DuPont materials used: DuPont™ SentryGlas® interlayers for structural laminated glass. 

The architects who participated to the 2011 edition of Changing the Face have been asked to work in a creative way without prejudices and restraints, creating a new facade for the Pushkinsky cinema, incorporating modern architectural solutions in the original, historical built-up area.

The only condition set by the organizers was the use at least one of DuPont materials, from DuPont™ Corian® high-tech surface for exterior cladding to DuPont™ SentryGlas® and DuPont™ SentryGlas® Expressions™ interlayers for structural and decorative laminated glass, from DuPont™ Tyvek® advanced membranes for the building envelope to DuPont™ Alesta® architectural coatings and DuPont™ Teflon® architectural fabrics and surface protections for decorative coatings. All the projects have been evaluated by an international Jury including: Andrey V. Bokov, Head of Union Of Russian Architects; Sergey A. Skuratov, architect Sergey Skuratov Architects; Aleksey Uchitel, film director: Kerem Erginoğlu, architect Erginoğlu&Çalıslar Architects; Bryan Avery, architect Avery Associates; Corrado Tibaldi, architect, DuPont Building Innovations; Matthias Hollwich, architect, winner of Changing the Face in 2010; Marc Kushner, architect winner of Changing the Face in 2010.

To see the 70 shortlisted projects and learn more about the competition, please visit www.changingtheface.com.


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