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City news, 15.07.2005 12:39

Further Progress On Mariinsky II

mariinsky_reconstruction Russia on Thursday signed a state contract with French architect Dominique Perrault to supervise the planning and construction of the second stage of the Mariinsky Theater, Interfax reported.

It was the third agreement signed with Perrault. The first contract on pre-project developments was signed with Perrault, as winner of an architectural contest. The second state contract signed on July 13 in Moscow was for the scheduling of the project.

Perrault's design is for a new theater in the shape of a geometric form, combining rooms of different sizes and different storys. The new building will have nine floors and three underground levels.

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