Garage Museum

Client: Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Iris Foundation/Architect: Rem Koolhaas OMA

The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is a renovation of the 1960s Vremena Goda (Season of the Year) restaurant, a prefabricated concrete pavilion that has been a derelict for more than two decades. OMA’s design includes exhibition galleries on two levels, a creative center for children, shops, cafés auditorium, offices and a roof terrace. The design preserves the original Soviet-era elements, including a mosaic wall, tiles and bricks, while incorporating a range of innovative architectural and curatorial devices.