Moscow, Russia
430,500 ft2
2011

LEESER Architecture was awarded second prize in the international competition for the reconstruction and renovation of Moscow's Polytechnic Museum. The design included covering the courtyards of the existing building with an additional 22,000 sq ft of exhibition space identified as 'the Cloud.' The Cloud, comprised of all glass, floats above the proposed active courtyard spaces, allowing for visitors to experience the feeling of walking on air. When occupying the Cloud visitors are granted unprecedented views over the city of Moscow establishing the Museum as a cultural destination.