Mosaic (facade); National Electric Company

    1. Register Number: 18

    2. Address: “National Electric Company”, 5 “Veslets” Str., “Oborishte” District

    3. Coordinates:

      42.698481, 23.325690

    4. Artist/Architect: Yordan Markov (architect)

    5. Type of Site: Monumental decoration

    6. Name: Mosaic (facade); “National Electric Company”

    7. Other Names for the Monument: 

    8. Technique: Mosaic

    9. Materials Used: 

    10. Dating: 1976

    11. Monument Ownership: Public Property

    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 :
      Mosaic and limestone facing of the “National Electric Company” facade. The limestone cladding (“muschelkalk” type) on the north facade of the building is composed of regular elongated rectangular pieces. The geometric mosaic on the eastern facade is composed of natural stone tesserae of three different colors (white – marble, dark gray, and ochre) cut into rectangles of varying sizes.

    18. Signature/Artist’s Initials: 

    19. Condition:
      The structural condition remains stable; however, the surface of both the mosaic and the limestone facing are soiled. The installation of air conditioners on the mosaic of the eastern facade has caused damage, including missing tesserae, and hinders the overall perception of the work.

    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 surface; reinforce the structure and surface of the tesserae and its fundament; reconstruct the missing tesserae; and remove cables, air conditioners, etc. 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: National Electric Company

    26. Access: Public

    27. Observation Access: Unlimited

    28. Correspondence Between Initial Project Plan & Implementation:

    29. Comments/Other: