08:50 09 Oct 2020

"Saucer" on Lybidska Square in Kyiv will be included in the register of heritage sites

The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy (MCIP) will add a "flying saucer" on Lybidska Square to the register of heritage sites.

The agency's head Oleksander Tkachenko reported about it in his Telegram-channel.

"There is a "flying saucer" on Lybidska Square, a fantastic project by architect Florian Yuriev. It has long been a tasty morsel for real estate developers who obviously did not aim at preserving one of Kyiv's symbols. Finally, by the MCIP expert council, we are adding a "saucer" to the list of the register of heritage sites and monumental art," he wrote.

Tkachenko added that it's important because the building is unique in its architectural design.

"Well-thought-out acoustic effects and first-level planning make it one of the few such buildings in the capital. After restoration, the building can become a modern concert hall. The object was trending in the world modernism of that time. You can imagine how Florian Yuriev challenged the USSR period. It was a breakthrough!" the minister told.

Tkachenko noted that the MCIP did everything possible and passed the baton to the Kyiv City State Administration and Mayor Vitalii Klychko.

"You need to add a "saucer" to the list of newly discovered monuments of cultural heritage in order for us to complete entering it in the State Register of Monuments of Local Importance. Why? To protect a beautiful architectural object from "unfortunate accidents." You never know. Someone may want to vacate the place for a shopping center. You have five days for that," the minister concluded.

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