IMPRINT is a Motel Spatie project in collaboration with the Garden Ring museum in Moscow. Supported by The Creative Industries Fund and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
IMPRINT is a proposal for an infrastructural intervention that re-imagines the literal space of the lost architectural object The Sukharev Tower. This tower was built by Peter The Great in Moscow in 1698 and demolished by Joseph Stalin’s government in 1934 to make way for the Garden Ring Road.
The proposal IMPRINT is clear and simple: To bring back the foot print of The Sukharev Tower by elevating the original geometry of its floor plan on the road using 4 cm of new asphalt. The result would be a platform of 1282 m2, requiring 50,95 m3 of asphalt.
The idea is not so much to visualise the space where The Sukharev Tower was, but to be able physically to experience the space while driving over its former location. By adding this slight elevation, You can feel that you are entering the space of memory, a space you could not have driven through a hundred years ago.