Studio Class at Umeå University
Studio Class at Umeå University

The Gallery Of.

This project was developed by Abdukarim Umarov as a student from American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates and was submited to the WAS awards 2017 under the Facilities category.

Gallery Of

Levitating Mass and Brutal Structure are the two main aspects that have been driving the design and shape of the project. The aim of this project was to create a space that could bring residents and visitors of the City together to gather and interact with one-another. The title of the project is the “Gallery Of”. It is to a student’s preferences on what kind of artwork can be displayed in this project. However, the program includes two big open exhibition spaces, an auditorium, and a series of secondary public spaces.

The design of the project was based on the Brutal architecture of the Soviet countries and Modern brutal structures. Series of massive pre-cast concrete modules are placed around the main spaces and define the boundaries of the whole. The spaces inside are rather atmospheric and could always be experienced differently as you walk through the project. An atmospheric feel of levitating mass that compresses one from top have been achieved by placing the inner massive concrete modules on steel beams.

It is Massive, Spacious and Grand.



Project by: Abdukarim Umarov

Instructor: Faysal Tabbarah

Term: Spring 2017