Sergei Tchoban is the designer of the Russian Pavilion that looks like an itinerary – architecture, a volumetric hill where the roof is like a series of belvedere gardens and the entrance has a special quality with its mirrored covering that becomes a reflecting surface.
As a whole, this is a sort of Wooden Ark, with simple lines and neat shapes, that welcomes and protects visitors, by combining landscapist and symbolic dimensions. This pavilion was designed to be dismantled and rebuilt in Russia thanks to special technical-material solutions, but also in order to “make the country’s trademark easy to recognize”, explained Sergei Tchoban.
That is, “continue the Russian tradition of the Pavilions designed for the Universal Exhibitions of the last century and combine it with that of wooden architecture. On the other hand, isn’t Expo Milano 2015 another occasion to experiment? And isn’t Tchoban a talented artist when it comes to mixing different dimensions? Just consider his passion for architecture painting, for temporary, but also urban and large-scale architecture that is perfectly in line with the project of a professional who has always tried to establish connections between cultures.
And it is not by chance that, besides participating in Interni’s exhibitions several times, in 2010 and 2012 he was the author of the Russian Pavilion for the Venice Biennale of Architecture.