PMCA - Perm Museum of Contemporary Art  

Perm, Russia


​Asymptote was recently awarded an Honorable Mention in the competition to design a new building for the Perm Museum in Russia. Asymptote’s design is for a building with two components—a chromed underside and an expansive, ebony landscape above—that form a provocative union of materials. At once an inverted landscape trailing across the entirety of the site, the building is also a surface of gesture that moves counter punctually above, two dialectic terrains that effectively create a singular, powerful object.​



Date: 2007


Size: 18,000  sqm


Location: Perm, Russia


Architect: Asymptote Architecture


Design: Hani Rashid,  Lise Anne Couture


Project Director: Volkan Alkanoglu


Design Team: 

Sebastian Andia, Tyson Hosmer, Sophie Luger


Ariane Stracke, Daniel Gillen, Moritz Greiling, Isabel Vargas, Richard

Heger, Daniel Angulo Garcia, Jeff Walker, Sean Bang, Alex Bulygin


Client: Ministry of Culture and Youth of Perm Region


Mep & Structural Engineer: Arup New York


Sustainability Design: Arup New York


Light Engineer: Arup New York