Renzo Piano to convert a Moscow power station into a solar-powered arts center
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The two-hectare redevelopment site is located on the Moskva River in the city’s Red October district and will focus on the now-defunct GES2 energy power station that was built in the early 1900s. Piano will reorganize the site into a 150-meter-by-150-meter square and retain the industrial character of the original architecture. Taking advantage of the power station’s tall ceilings and large building size, the spacious contemporary art center will be bathed in natural light and comprise a series...