Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Friday got acquainted with the results of the restoration of the monument of architecture of the Narkomfin building on Novinsky Boulevard in the city.
The mayor said that in Moscow in recent years has restored about 1.5 million monuments, many of which "was on the verge of what the city was going to lose it".
"Today is a momentous day for all lovers and connoisseurs of Moscow’s architectural heritage. Completed restoration of the famous monument of constructivism – of the Narkomfin building. It was, perhaps, one of the most difficult objects. He even, as far as I know, entered the list of 100 of the world’s cultural objects that were in the list of objects that can be lost. And it would, of course, shame", – said Sobyanin.
According to him, work on the restoration of the facility was thorough and time-consuming, but the result made it virtually impossible: not only restored the walls and the interiors, managed to revive a unique residential environment in which innovative ideas of the architects of the 1930-ies connected with modern standards of comfort. "the result was a unique and interesting object, made in accordance with all requirements. And that is important – all the apartments are already sold that is the house-monument of the popular", – said the mayor.
According to the press materials, the restoration of the Narkomfin building is a good example of the revival of historic buildings, which will be replicated in other districts of Moscow. For example, during the implementation of the renovation program, which provides for the preservation of several hundreds of houses that have historical and architectural value, but is in very poor condition.
The Narkomfin building is one of the most striking monuments of constructivism, a residential complex, constructed in 1928-1930 by architects Moisei Ginzburg and Ignaty Milinis for employees of people’s Commissariat of Finance of the USSR. In 1987, the Narkomfin Building was taken under state protection as an object of cultural heritage of regional value.
Restoration project developed in 2015-2016, as the chief architect of the project was invited Alexei Ginzburg, the grandson of Moisei Ginzburg. Implementation of the project began in April 2017. During the restoration it was dismantled late additions and extensions, recreated space-planning structure of buildings and the historic colors of the facades.