Hotel National Listing Success

Dear friends and colleagues ,

We have the pleasure to announce you that, as a result of the efforts made by BACU Association together with ICOMOS-ISC20c and ICOMOS Moldova, on the 29 July the National Council for Historical Monuments in Moldova decided to include the National Hotel in the historical monuments register. The iconic hotel was planned by A.Gorbuntsov and V. Shalaginov  and completed in 1974. 

This listing file is the second successful one for the B.A.C.U. (the association bureau for art and urban research), as part of its “socialist modernism (1955-1991)” program and research. It was prepared as early as 2016 and was re-submitted in 2019. We expect the listing order to be signed in the following weeks by the Moldavian Minister of Culture.

The ISC20C supported the conservation of the National Hotel in Chisnau, Moldova, through a Letter including an urgent request to reconsider demolition and redevelopment of the Hotel, written by Jack Pyburn to the Prime Minister Ms. Natalia Gavrilița and to the Mayor of Chisinau Mr. Ion Ceban (11 October 2021), with the collaboration of Dumitru Rusu and Stefania Landi.

The case was brought to the attention of the ISC20C by Dumitru Rusu and the BACU Moldova NGO. 

In July 2022 a reply was received from the chancellery of the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Moldova announcing the completion of the listing procedure. The demolition of the National Hotel was stopped, moreover, the National Hotel was listed in the first phase by the Heritage Commission.

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