A briefing took place dedicated to the competition for development of an architectural concept of Galiasgar Kamal Theatre
On October 19, at the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan, a briefing took place dedicated to the open international competition for the development of an architectural concept of Galiasgar Kamal Tatar State Academy Theatre.
The briefing was attended by Farid Bikchantaev, Chief Director of the Kamal Theatre, Irada Ayupova, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan, Natalia Fishman-Bekmambetova, Assistant to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, and Ilsiyar Tukhvatullina, Chief Architect of Kazan.
“We await the teams arriving at the end of November. But without waiting for that moment, we are starting the sessions online. We are accepting their works until January 20. We will have discussions with the finalists 1 or 2 times in the interim, to make sure we don’t get any surprises on January 20, and give each of them feedback. On February 2, there will be a meeting of the Council of Experts, and then on February 3, we will present the results of our analysis to the esteemed jury,” said Natalia Fishman-Bekmambetova, Assistant to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan.
The participants discussed the finalists of the competition, their experience in designing modern cultural spaces and taking into account the strategy of cultural development of the Republic of Tatarstan, understanding of the work of modern theatre, and the need to attract creative professionals.
“Especially for the orientation session, Kamal Theatre is preparing a play, together with the townspeople, who will discuss the ‘old’ building and the future theatre. The premiere will also take place in November, so that the competition finalists will hear the opinion of Kazan citizens first-hand. The new theatre building will be as accessible and open as possible. It will be not just a place for watching performances, but a real center of the cultural life,” emphasized Farid Bikchantaev, Chief Director of the Kamal Theatre.
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