The Kremlin State Palace of Congresses is the world?s largest building with a theatrical performance stage (architects M. Posokhin, A. Mndoyants, G.Lvov, N. Kochetov). It was built in less than two years.
The architectural solution of the structure is ultimately laconic. Aluminum-framed plate glasses are giving the impression of lightness of the building, which is truly enormous by its volume. The auditorium of the Palace can seat 6,000 people.
The best troupes, orchestras and soloists are giving their guest performances at the Palace, when they come to Moscow on concert tours. It is also the permanent performance home of the Kremlin Ballet (its art director is A. Petrov). Premises of the Palace is also used for holding international conventions and conferences.
There is a banquet room under the hall that accommodates up to 2500 guests. The Palace has over 800 premises for different purposes. Being the only modern architectural structure on the Kremlin?s territory, the Kremlin Palace essentially represents the ultimate realization of the idea to build the notorious Palace of Soviets (and, at the same time, the degeneration of this very idea: from the project by B. Iofan and V. Tschuko to construct a gigantic monumental tower to a featureless building designed by M. Posokhin, who authored building up the Novy Arbat district).
Moscow paid dearly for constructing ?the country?s main building?: first, the Temple of Christ the Savior was demolished and, later, a serious damage was done to the whole ensemble of the ancient Kreml.
Address: Kremlin, Moscow
Underground: Alexandrovskiy Sad