Central House of Artists - Exhibition Centre Moscow

The Central House of Artists, Exhibition Hall Moscow


The Central house of Artists is an outstanding example of Soviet Brutalism. The 60,000sqm exhibition hall is positioned on the bank of the Moscow River, and was completed in 1979, in time for the 1980 Olympic Games.


The Practice has been involved with this building in various forms since 2002.


We have proposed grand renovation projects, re-planned interiors and realised a number of smaller scale inventions.


We have also exhibited our work in the building, acted as members of the organisation committee and taken part in political resistance to a planned demolition.


All stages of this work were commissioned by and developed in collaboration with Vasily Bychkov, general director of the Central House of Artists.