Leeser Architecture Wins a Trip to Siberia


We don’t know about you, but the one thing we always look forward to doing over the weekend is learning about permafrost. So it’s understandable that, in a couple of years, we’re going to plan a quiet little getaway to Siberia to visit the World Mammoth and Permafrost Museum. The site Building is reporting that NY architecture firm, Leeser Architecture, has won the design competition to build the museum and will be heading out there soon to start the process of putting it together. Here’s the scoop:

Features in the building, which will sit at the foot of the Tchoutchour Mouran hill in the city of Yakutsk in the Republic of Sakha-Ya, will include a super-insulated double-glazed wall with filled with an energy conserving gel which traps gas and slows down the transfer of heat energy.

Facilities for visitors include shops, auditorium, conference rooms, media library, exhibition spaces, and a cafe in an indoor garden.

Other archictects on the shortlist included American firm Antoine Predock, Italy’s Massimilio Fuksas and SRL from Denmark.