The chief architect of Yaroslavl is delighted with the new building in the UNESCO area

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Artem Tsymbalov, the chief architect of Yaroslavl, admired the Plaza shopping mall on Volkov Square. The official posted on his Facebook page a post in which he sincerely and diligently praises the work of the architect and the courage of the developer who managed to stick a box-shaped building made of glass and concrete into the ensemble of the historical protected area. Which, however, he called “musty place behind the fence.”

Plaza has a rather long history of construction. The building has already begun to be erected in the UNESCO area. But city rights activists and opposition politicians were able to ban construction on that site. The ban came from the Ministry of Culture. The reason for the ban was the violation of regulations – the building was too closely adjacent to the Medved Hotel – an example of the Stalinist Empire style, an architectural monument of regional significance and violated the height standard defined in the area of ​​historical buildings.

The complete discrepancy between the appearance of the “Plaza” and the style of the surrounding buildings is striking for many Yaroslavl residents and guests of the city. But the designer’s colleagues consider this to be just taste. Tsymbalov’s associates can rejoice. The same developer who erected the Plaza is planning new construction just opposite – the park on Volkov Square is also planned for development.

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