Palace "Ukraine"

National Palace of Arts "Ukraina" (Ukrainian: Національний палац мистецтв "Україна") or Palace "Ukraina" is one of the main theatre venues for official events along with Palace of Sports in Kyiv, Ukraine. The venue is a state company administered by the State Directory of Affairs.[1]

National Palace of Arts "Ukraina"
Національний палац мистецтв "Україна"
Palace Ukraina
Дворец «Украина».jpg
Addressvulytsia Velyka Vasylkivska 103
LocationPechersk Raion, Kyiv, Ukraine
Coordinates50°25′20.31″N 30°31′16.7″E / 50.4223083°N 30.521306°E / 50.4223083; 30.521306Coordinates: 50°25′20.31″N 30°31′16.7″E / 50.4223083°N 30.521306°E / 50.4223083; 30.521306
OwnerState Management of Affairs
TypeConcert hall
Seating typeReserved seating
Capacity3,714 (main hall)
240 (small hall)
Construction
Built1965–1970
OpenedApril 17, 1970
Renovated1996
ArchitectYevhenia Marynchenko, Petro Zhylytsky, I.Vainer
Website
Official website

HistoryEdit

 
The main hall during the Kiev Major Dota 2 eSports tournament (April 2017)

It was opened in 1970 as the biggest center of culture and arts. The building was designed by a group of architects P. Zhylytskyi, I. Vayner, under the directorship of the project's author the distinguished architect of Ukrainian SSR Yevhenia Marychenko.[2] All of the architects were awarded Shevchenko National Prize (1971) for its design and construction. The interiors and equipment of the lobby as well as artistic rooms of the palace "Ukraine" are designed by the architect I. Karakis.[3]

The building is trapezoidal, twenty eight meters tall and consists of over 300 rooms.

Although it was finally built on a former market square on Krasnoarmeyskaya street (present vul. Velyka Vasylkivska), it was originally suggested to be built in the place of St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.[4]

Lana Del Rey, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Luciano Pavarotti and Sofia Rotaru are some of the artists that have performed there.[5] The main concert hall has a capacity of 3,714 people.[6]

Director of the building until 2010 was Mykola Mozhovyy.[7]

Major eventsEdit

The first major event was the 42nd Miss Europe 1997 pageant held on 6 September 1997.[8][9]

Usually taking place in the Verkhovna Rada building, on 30 November 1999 the venue hosted presidential inauguration of the newly elected president of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma.[10]

The arena hosted the 11th Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013, and also hosted the Kiev Major Dota 2 eSports tournament in April 2017.[11][12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Palace of Arts "Ukraina" is part of DUS". Archived from the original on November 6, 2013.
  2. ^ "Палац Україна — WWW Енциклопедія Києва". wek.kiev.ua.
  3. ^ Yunakov 2016, p. 40.
  4. ^ Ruta Malikenaite (ed): Touring Kyiv. Guidebook, p.132 (Baltija Druk 2002).
  5. ^ "Official website". Archived from the original on September 17, 2008.
  6. ^ "Official website". Archived from the original on October 19, 2008.
  7. ^ Микола МОЗГОВИЙ: Артистам все одно за кого співати, – аби гроші платили Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Miss Europe competition in Kyiv marred by scandal and walkout (09/14/97)". www.ukrweekly.com.
  9. ^ "1990-1999 - Pageantopolis". www.pageantopolis.com.
  10. ^ Leonid Kuchma's inauguration speech. Palace "Ukraine". 30 November 1999
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ "Kiev Major Dates and Tickets". Dota 2. Retrieved 16 February 2017.

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