A long-awaited competition for the concept of a park in Zaryadye was announced in Moscow, and for the first time in several years, journalists were allowed into the fence with a record advertising space in Europe. Blogger nikitskij published a photo report from "the most expensive exclusion zone in the world." The long-term construction made a strong impression on the Internet audience - as if Moscow was after the apocalypse, they noticed in the comments. Nikitskij, meanwhile, was surprised to find that the Rossiya hotel had not been completely demolished - “the first floor is still standing, not to mention the cellars”. Bloggers, in turn, explained this by strategic facilities located underground, because of which, in their opinion, nothing has been built here so far. However, the majority is happy about this and supports the idea of the park. Although in the comments there were also more extravagant options - for example, psamiad suggested building the eighth Stalinist skyscraper conceived here half a century ago. Nikitskij himself loves the idea of New York City Central Park director Douglas Blonsky to make this a "green" extension of Red Square.
Meanwhile, the main passions in blogs boiled over the last week around the public hearings on the reconstruction of Leninsky Prospekt, which began on April 11. Outraged bloggers called the hearings "a grandiose deception of citizens." As one of the authors of the alternative reconstruction project, municipal deputy and blogger Maxim Katz writes in his magazine, “instead of bringing the responsible persons to the hearing /… / Sergei Sobyanin arranged an incomprehensible circus with horses. At first, before the hearings, some incomprehensible leaflets were circulated and rallies took place, then Nashi workers, state employees and some Orthodox characters were driven to the hearings, they threw a bunch of bulletins into the ballot boxes "We are for construction!" and now the satisfied ones will report on TV that "the residents have supported the project!"
At the same time, the user veHD claims that there is no project as such, “pictures and videos are not project documentation. Legally, at the hearings, only the boundaries of the land plot for future design are approved, and then you can develop a project that has nothing to do with pictures - that is, build any overpasses in front of the windows of houses, expand the roadway even close to the houses! " And according to the information of the municipal deputy Dmitry Baranovsky, the competition for the development of design documentation was announced in December 2011 and today it is ready, so that the current discussions of the draft planning, to put it mildly, were late.
Another curious story, which in recent days has been enthusiastically discussed in blogs, happened to the ground lobby of the Chistye Prudy metro station. Workers painted the granite columns of the architectural monument with gray paint; as explained - for the convenience of washing. “Moscow is already turning into a military town,” notes petty_sark in Ilya Varlamov’s blog. “Usually this is where such an oligophrenic design thrives. And we are getting more and more accustomed to the idiotic yellow-green coloring of the borders in the yards. " According to a number of bloggers, such vandalism must be brought to justice, especially since it is not the first time that it happens: Ilya Varlamov recalls that last year the "business executives" painted all the granite pedestals on the boulevards with official burgundy paint.
In the meantime, in the end, they approached the reconstruction of the infamous esplanade in Perm. The extravagant "wall" of "Ass Architects" has sunk into oblivion (the local authorities considered it too expensive), but the project, as Denis Galitsky writes in his blog, continues to be implemented, and the deputies still have no idea what kind of appearance it will take as a result square in front of the theater. As noted in the blog usefulperm.wordpress.com, the esplanade today is neither a park, nor a memorial, nor a cultural or shopping center of the city: "It is worth deciding on the purpose of the esplanade, otherwise it will remain a strange combination of incompatible and the subject of endless projection." Well, the ongoing project, according to Denis Galitsky, simply boils down to replacing the paving for a lot of money: “Granite paving stones will be laid with multi-colored stripes, for some reason also across the esplanade,” the blogger notes.
The community samara-ru.livejournal.com these days discussed student projects to save the constructivist Kitchen Factory in Samara. The monument is proposed to be turned into the so-called. The DNA Center is a modernized Soviet House of Culture, almost completely preserving its original appearance. Meanwhile, bloggers in the comments spoke in favor of even stricter compliance with the original - “so that the glass is ordinary, not mirror-like and corresponds to the declared ideals of the time, that is, the openness of different aspects of life,” notes, for example, blogger ondryushka. “You don’t have to invent anything. It is necessary to do everything as it was: both the appearance according to the original project, and the internal content, - objects redallert2000. - We need to make a dining room, cooking there, as it was planned. However, according to arheolog68, all these fantasies are likely to remain on paper, because the region is unlikely to buy "this junk". And the current owners of the building have other plans: as 63ru writes, “they are now putting pressure on the building's deterioration by 98%. /… / Even if, for example, there is a court decision on the illegal demolition of the FC and a decision on the restoration of the building, the owners will fight back by the fact that it is impossible to restore the building in its original form before the demolition…”.
Meanwhile, Italian architects either jokingly or seriously declared a challenge to the heritage: they organized a kind of anti-competition called "Find and Destroy", the task of which is to find a valuable monument, destroy it and erect a new object with a similar function on this site. Anatoly Belov, in whose blog a discussion on this topic unfolded, writes that "this is not funny" and "something is wrong with our generation." Irina Zeltsman objects that “not so” is more about us: “In Italy - a conceptual competition with a common reverence for the heritage, here - the real destruction of monuments, covered with verbiage about the preservation of heritage …”. “It's just that Italians are tired of their ancient walls and architectural ruins, which prevent them from being realized as modern architects,” writes Alexander Antonov. “You don’t have to teach them how to handle THEIR legacy.” But according to Mikhail Belov, such architects should not be taught, but “treated”: “The organizers of this competition, and these are not young people, have already moved from mockery and“children's dances of freaks in the meadows”to real barbarism at the design level. A pronounced hooligan trick, the purpose of which is to attract attention to oneself in any way /… /. Futurists too! They would have at least a millionth share of the talent of Burliuk or Mayakovsky."
The defenders of the cultural heritage in Yaroslavl, meanwhile, are outraged not by the destruction, but, on the contrary, by the construction of the bell tower of the Assumption Cathedral on Strelka. The activists have already lost the battle against the reconstruction of the temple itself, which is one and a half times larger than the original, but they hope that the authorities at least will not erect a 67-meter dominant in its presence. However, as the comments show, the remake has quite a lot of supporters. The audience of the onliner.by portal at that time discussed four candidates for inclusion in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. Among them - the castle complex "Mir", the architectural and cultural complex of the former residence of the Radziwills in Nesvizh, etc. The Bellar user clarifies that, on the contrary, “Mir and Nesvizh are planning to be excluded from this list. Somehow PVC windows and doors of the 17th century, metal tiles of the 14th century and an elevator in the Mir Castle of the 16th century shock all Europeans. " “The most offensive thing is that Skaryna Avenue in Minsk is no longer on these lists,” the mitrander reminds, in turn. - But a special commission of UNESCO came to Minsk in the early 2000s …”. However, even UNESCO, according to the rigs user, does not guarantee complete safety; For example, this status did not help the St. Sophia Cathedral in Polotsk, which, according to the blogger, could not even have a normal roof, “the soldiers quickly laid metal sheets and painted them. No tiles for you, no preservation for you."
Along with UNESCO, onliner.by users recently discussed the laureates of the annual competition for the best achievement in the construction industry in Belarus, among which the jury chose the Zamok shopping and entertainment center stylized in the Middle Ages and the new headquarters of the Belarusian Potash Company with the central part in the form crystal of sylvinite price Minsk | The bloggers, however, did not approve of the choice. egerby writes, for example, that the mall looks like "an inflatable Mir castle made in China." And the user belegemen called the headquarters an urban planning mistake: “The emphasis is nowhere. The form is broken for some reason. They ruined the green area and blocked the possible and logical development of the hotel complex."