Representing Russian innovation and creativity, their stunning QR Code Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012 is completely covered with QR codes, demonstrating the country’s urban and architectural development and placing it in a new context of innovative digital format. The fascinating pavilion challenges visitors to use their gadgets to explore plans of the new Russian science city to be built by 2017 near Moscow. Embodying Russia’s high level of technological and architectural excellence, the Skolkovo project assumes the role of a teaser for the future Russian science city.
The Russian i-city pavilion was imagined by a creative team of architects: Pierre de Meuron, Rem Koolhaas, Kazuyo Sejima, Mohsen Mostafavi, Sergei Tchoban, Sergey Kuznetsov, Yury Grigoryan, Steano Boeri and Venice Architecture Biennale’s director, David Chipperfield. Spotted on MyModernMet, Russia’s QR Code Pavilion provides valuable information on the country’s technological progress. Russia’s new city dedicated to science will rise in 2017 not far from Moscow, incorporating different research facilities, a university and residences. Researching biomedicine, energy efficiency, space technology, nuclear and computer technology, 500 companies now working from different parts of the world will be reunited in one single city dedicated entirely to science. Enjoy the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale already opened to the public and running until 25 November 2012.