Площадь Эль Лисицкого / Square El Lissitzky
Square El Lissitzky
Novosibirsk was founded three years after the birth of El Lissitzky becoming one of the Trans-Siberian railway crossings over the river Ob. Later, in the 50`s, it became the place of the city of science, Akademgorodok. Today, referred to as the `Silicon Forest`, it is a hub of innovation, information technologies, bioengineering and nano technology. A setting to reflect core Suprematist ideals, a century after their birth.
SQUARE EL LISSITZKY is an object that seeks to fulfil Lissitzky`s unrealized attempts to depart from the studies of PROUN and create socio-architectural space. It morphs sculptural form into a public space and flirts with the idea of generating different usage scenarios triggered by the spatial qualities of place.
Constructed around the ideological pillars of Suprematism – the relationship between space-time, dynamics and statics, volume and material of form – the active public space is contained within two vertical square walls, projected in the urban fabric and a horizontal triangular floor, shooting through the circular water pond. Geometries change their relationships when approached from different angles.
Light becomes a construction material - shading, reflecting, shining, interacting, moving and responding to ever-changing constellations of environment and man. A spectacle of “overcoming our earth-bound state”, the “overcoming of the force of gravity”.
“IT CALLS FOR FLOATING BODIES, IT CALLS FOR PHYSICO–DYNAMIC ARCHITECTURE”