Cathedral Of QR


The Russian Pavilion at the 2012 Venice Biennale Of Architecture: a sci-fi set in waiting: QR codes which decode to reveal different perspectives and ideas about Skolkovo – a new Russian ‘city’ dedicated to science.

Downstairs, visitors can peer through lenses to catch a glimpse of the gated and secretive science towns established under the Soviet Union, intended to provide a contrast with the open and collaborative vision presented upstairs. The Skolkovo science and technology centre will be located near Moscow by 2017 and bring together 500 companies working on IT, biomedical research, nuclear research, energy and space technology plus a university and homes.

Obligatory: there’s always two.


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