Museum and Festival Hall for the Russian city of Yaroslavl, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Long low ethereal glass pavilion fits under the rigid height limits.
The glass skin subtly reflects the surroundings or when light-levels are low emits a soft glow, confidently placing the new building in the historic surroundings.
The new museum is a distinct object which is a product of its' time, respect for the past is achieved with the creation of a distance from the historical fabric and the restrained architectural form of the new museum.
The surrounding landscape is extended to include historical buildings, creating a new parkland.
The galleries follow a classical plan of an interlocking sequence of rooms, of similar character, with differing sizes and room heights, laid out on 2 levels.