“Theatre on Podol” after reconstruction, Nov 2016
Kiev began collecting signatures for the demolition of the facade of the Theatre on Podol, which is now opened on the Andriyivskyy descent. The petition of the city Council.
“Andrew’s descent is the common heritage of the Ukrainian people, visiting card of Kiev and all Ukraine. One of the places for which tourists come to Kyiv. It needs to be kept in its original condition as it was built in the 18th century. New modernist facades shattered ruin its historical value and tourist attraction,” – said the author of the petition Viktor Nazarenko.
Kiev proposed to demolish the facade of the building and return the street its historical appearance. The execution of the work, in his opinion should be assigned to the Builder and the designer. “The officials who gave permission for the destruction of the historical center of Kiev should be prosecuted, and now removed from office,” wrote the author of the statement.
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We will remind, the presentation of the facade of the new building of the Theatre on Podol, Andrew’s descent took place on 29 November at 10:00. During the opening of the facade part of the audience shouted “Shame!” also sounded applause.
As previously reported, Kiev angered the facade of the building. Negative reaction stems from the fact that after the reconstruction the theatre does not fit into the overall picture: modern black building stands out on the background of old houses.
On 28 November, the project “Theatre on Podol” was posted open access on the website of its author, Kharkov architect Oleg Drozdov.