Kharkiv Competition Commemorative Monument Freedom Square, Derzhprom Building, Ukraine, Property Images
Derzhprom Building Kharkiv Monument Competition
Modern Ukraine Skyscraper Architecture – Design Contest Controversy
26 Nov 2016
Kharkiv Monument Competition For Freedom Square
Commemorative Monument for Freedom Square, in front of the Derzhprom Building
Information from Bohdan Volynskiy architect founder of NGO “Critical thinking:
Incompetence of the local authorities puts Europe?s first skyscraper complex in danger
“We are currently preparing to sue the local administration to stop the illegal and non-professional competition.”
The Derzhprom or Gosprom (Ukrainian: ????????; Russian: ???????) building is a constructivist structure located in Freedom Square, Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Built by architects Sergei Serafimov, S.Kravets and M.Felger it was to become the tallest structure in Europe for its time.
A group of architectural grassroots organizations and proactive architectural community from Kharkiv, Ukraine are trying to share their concerns with the global architectural community:
“Built as a result of open competition in 1928 in Kharkiv, Derzhprom building once named by ?The Guardian? as Europe?s first skyscraper complex. It is situated on the one of the largest squares in the world. However, apart from Derzhprom itself, it is the whole ensemble of Freedom square which is an outstanding landmark of urban planning, widely recognized by international experts.
Photos by Ivan Avdeenko:
On the 4th of November, Kharkiv local government announced a competition for a commemorative monument to be placed in the center of the round part of the Freedom square, just in front of the Derzhprom building. Local architectural community finds these proceedings rather alarming for a number of reasons. Apart from the fact that the competition brief contains a lot of violations of the effective Ukrainian laws, there is a strong probability that the res...