The repair of the People’s Gardens in Liberec will cost about 200 million, the region wants to get a subsidy

The repair of the People’s Gardens in Liberec will cost about 200 million, the region wants to get a subsidy
The repair of the People’s Gardens in Liberec will cost about 200 million, the region wants to get a subsidy

The application deadline is a week from September 12th. “This does not mean that the People’s Parks must automatically receive a subsidy. We don’t know who else will apply there,” said Deputy Governor for Culture Květa Vinklátová (Mayors for the Liberec Region). According to her, 152 million crowns are available in the program for the territory of the Liberec Region, and the Ministry of Culture will decide on the allocation of subsidies.

At the beginning of this year, the region took over the vast building on the outskirts of Liberec from the city, together with the zoo and the botanical garden. Lidové sady has been one of the important cultural centers in Liberec since the end of the 19th century, when there used to be a large garden restaurant there. The current romantic-nouveau look of the building is the result of a project by architect Jakob Schmeissner from 1900 to 1901. The listed building includes a large social hall and a 35-meter-high observation tower. Today, the center offers music and dance events, exhibitions, workshops, lectures and other cultural programs, and the management of the zoo is located there. But the condition of the building is not good. “There, the main hall and small halls are in need of restoration, it’s in a pretty desperate state,” said Vinklátová.

The planned renovation is in the project preparation phase. The region wants to finish it by the summer of next year, and if it receives a subsidy, it would like to start the reconstruction of the building at the beginning of 2024 and finish it in the second half of 2025. According to the planned project, rehearsal rooms for budding musicians and bands should also be created in Lidové Sady, as well as a recording studio where they could make their own recordings. The region plans to repair the halls and the Experimental Studio. “In addition to being equipped with sound and lighting equipment and modern technologies for projections, these spaces will receive newly designed air conditioning, electronics and acoustics,” added the Deputy Governor.

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