23 January 2018, Tuesday, 17:17

Oligarch Shakutsin builds three-storey mansion in Minsk centre


The building will be constructed in the historic centre of the Belarusian capital.

Minsk's Asmalouka (Osmolovka) will never look the same. According to onliner.by, the abandoned building (24 Kamunistychnaya Street) will soon be ruined and a three-storey mansion with the mansard roof will be constructed instead. This will destroy the architectural unity of the district of post-war two-storey buildings in central Minsk. The construction client is producer centre Spamash that promotes such singers as Alyona Lanskaya, Daria, Ivan Buslay and Alexey Gross.

Asmalouka is two quarters in Minsk within the streets Bahdanovich—Kiselev—Kuybyshev—Kamunistychnaya. Activists proposed to give the district the status of cultural and historic heritage to save it from developers. But the Minsk authorities don't see any sense in preserving the old buildings.

The renderings were prepared by Anatoly Tseitlin's “Tvorcheskaya Masterskaya-7”. According to the website, the project is called a “cultural centre with a multitrack recording studio”.

“The design works are about to be completed. The demolition and construction works will begin in the nearest months,” Dzianis Shpitalnikau, the director of Spamash producer centre, said. “I don't want to be pathetic, but it will be one of the best recording studios in Eastern Europe. Besides the studio, the building will include the administrative unit, dance studios and a gym – everything you need to train young artists professionally.

The construction works are to be completed next year, when the producer centre will mark its 10th anniversary.

“The idea to build a new studio in Kamunistychnaya Street came from our founder Aliaksandr Shakutsin,” representatives of Spamash say. “He is the person who wants to do something good for culture and art.”