Belgian Winners Competition on Restoration cinema Udarnik (Moscow)
The competition was organized by the Shalva Breus Foundation to transform the iconic constructivist cinema Udarnik (Boris Iofan, prostate 1931) into a museum for contemporary Russian art.
The legendary Udarnik, “will once again become one of Moscow’s cultural beacons, after disappearing from the scene for almost a decade,” said entrepreneur and Russian philanthropist Shalva Breus.
Built in 1931 by Boris Iofan, and open even during the darkest hours of World War II, the Udarnik has been used alternately as a cinema and a theatre for decades. By the 1990s, however, the building had gradually deteriorated and the ground floor had become occupied by a casino.