Decorative Wall; National Palace of Culture; Underpass, Triadica District

    1. Register Number: 17

    2. Address: National Palace of Culture, “Triadica” District

    3. Coordinates:

      42.6857429, 23.3184935132

    4. Artist/Architect: Ivan Radev

    5. Type of Site: Wall

    6. Name: Decorative Wall; National Palace of Culture; Underpass, “Triadica” District

    7. Other Names for the Monument: 

    8. Technique: 

    9. Materials Used: 

    10. Dating: 1981

    11. Monument Ownership: 

    12. Document Types:

    13. Cadastral Map Identifier:

    14. Regulation Plan Number :

    15. Affiliation to Other Cultural Monuments or Assemblages:

    16. Dimensions of the Monument (measurements): 

    17. Description – Analysis of the Type, Style & Iconography :
      The decorative wall in the underpass of the National Palace of Culture is composed of a limestone facing (“muschelkalk” type) and large limestone elements of different shapes to create the complex form of the wall’s sculptural decoration.

    18. Signature/Artist’s Initials: 

    19. Condition:
      The decorative wall is relatively stable; however, it is severely neglected, exhibiting significant surface contamination, numerous broken or damaged elements, and traces of graffiti spanning the entire wall.

    20. Conservation / Restoration: No

    21. Preservation Regimes according to Bulgaria’s Cultural Heritage Act:
      In order to better preserve this work, it is necessary to: clean the wall and its sculptural elements; remove the accumulated dirt and graffitti; address the cause of water leakage; stabilize the surface and the structure of the stone elements and the foundation; reconstruct the missing and broken elements; and improve the conditions of the surrounding area. In order to better present this work to the public, it is necessary to: provide for its regular maintenance and security; install lights for illumination; and add a plaque with the artist, title and year.

    22. Plans and Documentation Relating to Implementation: No

    23. Connection with the Environment: Macro – Favorable

    24. Primary Function of the Building:

    25. Current Function of the Building: 

    26. Access: Public

    27. Observation Access: Unlimited

    28. Correspondence Between Initial Project Plan & Implementation:

    29. Comments/Other: