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Exhibition February 16 − April 26
Studio 44. Enfilade
The State Hermitage Museum in the General Staff Building holds a large-scale exhibitionStudio 44. Enfiladededicated to the 25th anniversary of the famous architectural bureau of St. Petersburg.

The grandiose project occupied the entire Great Enfilade of the General Staff and represents the work of one of the most famous architectural bureaus in St. Petersburg. The exposition consists of several thematic blocks.

Lined up along the halls of the Grand Enfilade, they add up to a consistent story about architecture as a special, complex art form. For example, the entire Third Atrium is occupied by a large-scale installation “Archive”, which includes 38 projects presented in photographs and drawings, and in the Red Transformer there is an eight-meter “House of Layouts”, where 70 models made for 44 projects of Studio 44 are displayed "over the past 25 years.

Architectural exhibitions are an important area of the exhibition activities of the State Hermitage Museum. The last decade was marked by retrospectives of the most eminent architects of our time - Santiago Calatrava and Zaha Hadid, and exhibitions were devoted to post-war Dutch architecture, the Bauhaus in Tel Aviv and the architecture of Finnish modernism. Studio 44 is the author of the project of restoration and adaptation of the eastern wing of the General Staff building for the Hermitage museum complex. Work on it lasted twelve years - from 2002 to 2014. All stages of the research, preparation, implementation of this project became the central theme of the exposition and made it possible to understand how the idea is born, how the project is modified, what a huge research work is behind every building and every architectural decision.

Prepared from the materials of the official website of the museumThe State Hermitage Museum.