Five cultural centers with cinemas will be opened in Russian capital soon, the official portal of the Government of Moscow reports.
Local authorities approved reconstruction project of soviet cinema center Riga. Similar projects were approved for Budapest (North-East of Moscow), Angara (SAD), Kyrgyzstan (VAO) and Tallinn (South-West) theaters. All of them will be reorganized into cultural centers with cinema halls, shops and catering points.
General design concepts of the five cinemas were developed by Amanda Levete Architects.
According to the chief architect of Moscow Sergey Kuznetsov, the facade of Riga center from Altufievskoe highway will be completely transparent, made of glass. After the reconstruction its total area will be substantially increased and a second floor will be built. The underground part of the building will include a supermarket and a parking; while the upper floors will accommodate four cinema halls.
In 2014, 39 theaters of the city were put up for auction. Potential investors were requested to reconstruct them into modern cultural centers.
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