Over 6 million tourists visit Sochi every year,which means the relatively small city has quite the touristic appeal. But what kind of attraction can the city offer, that will provide an enriched experience with an added educational value and will become a destination for returning, multi-day visits?
The answer is Sirius Art & Science Park, a one of a kind hybrid between a science centre and a museum, located in the repurposed media centre in the Olympic village. The Arts & Science Park will not only educate visitors on various subjects in an innovative way, but will also provide day to night activities and events for distinct target audiences, and will expose the general public to the Sirius talent program, in which the brightest young minds of Russia are learning and experiencing with math, science and innovation. NorthernLight has been selected to design and develop the Sochi Sirius park, with about 60,000m2 exhibition space.
Our ambition wasto create a public space with a wide enough draw that will speak to notably different target groups, channel the key values of exploring, innovation and creativity and will provide an exciting and effective learning experience while also shining a light on the talent program.
And so, the concept of Sirius Art & Science park was born.
Divided into 4 major thematic zones, the park bares the fundamental essence of a science museum, with a carefully curated collection of exhibits. The unique combination of art and science is sewn in together under a festival setting, effectively stimulating creativity, and drawing inspiration from the greatest minds in Russia’s past and present.
The many features of the park also include a planetarium, food court, and a large outdoors area, that will become a community hub boasting with activity, with an outdoor cinema and an observatorium.
Facts and Figures
Sirius Art & Science park is a prime example of a one of a kind, unique hybrid between a museum, art gallery and a science centre.
Hundreds of exhibits
Lively outdoor area
Local influence, local heritage, global innovation