“Restoring Donbas” presented its competition of architect projects in Kiev
10:13 / 27 Oct. 2015 / 1330
Today, community initiative “Restoring Donbas” presented the competition of architect projects “Let’s restore Donbas together”. The event was held in Kiev national university of Construction and Architecture during the opening of the exhibition of the Forum KievArch and exhibition of the projects of the graduators from Ukrainian universities major “design “and “architecture”.
«We would like to offer young Ukrainian architectures to take part in our competition in the context of the restoring the destroyed infrastructure in Donbas. It is not a secret that during the year of hostilities the state attempts in the context of restoring works have been ineffective, » – Elena Petryayeva (the head of the initiative) stated.
The head of community initiative “Restoring Donbas” named the general statistics on the destroyed objects during her speech. Thus, according to expert’s evaluations, more than 20 thousand residing houses, nearly 1000 educational institutions, more than 200 medical care facilities a more than 200 cultural and sport objects were destroyed (or almost destroyed) during the hostilities.
Exposition «Restoring Donbas» was presented in the hall of the university among the works of young architectures (it includes the information about the competition and photo-evidences of the damage in Donetsk and Luhansk regions). Young architectures, who visited the exhibition, could obtain pencils and rubbers as a souvenir. During the first day of the competition, 5 students-architectures have applied to the participation.
Among the guests, who also got acquainted with the competition, there were Vyacheslav Negoda – the first deputy of the Ministry for RegionalDevelopment, Building and Housing of Ukraine – and Ihor Nykonov – the deputy of the Kiev major Vitaliy Klychko.
The representative of the leadership of the Минрегионстроя noted that Donbas requires the detailed analysis concerning each destroyed objects. However, he could not name a concrete date of the beginning of the work in this field.
«There are such objects, which can not be restored. It would be easier to create a new infrastructure there. I believe that this work will be more active after the local elections. We will be able to carry out new projects of the territories, infrastructure projects», – deputy of the Minister stated.
Let us remind that the competition «Let’s restore Donbas together» was launched by community initiative «Restoring Donbas» among the young architectures and designers in 5 nominations: the housing for IDPs, cultural objects, medical care facilities, objects of the education and residing house for a large family / family type homes. The authors of the winning projects will be awarded – a prize of UAH 10 thousand and two special prizes.
The brightest works will be offered to implement by the authorities and investors. Creation of such database (with such projects) will be the foundation for the wide-scaled building works in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Applications and the projects (both individual and collective) can be sent till November 30 by the participants. More details about the competition are on restoring-donbass.com, “Our projects” section.
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