According to the developer, the school will occupy 700 sq. m. on the first floor of the former Levashovsky bakery on Barochnaya street, 4. The terms and conditions of the agreement are not disclosed by the parties, but, according to experts, the cost of rent may be 500-700 rubles. for 1 sq. m per month.
“The school will occupy both lecture halls, and for the main one, it is developing the entire exhibition and concert program, within which exhibitions, work with ditigal art, modern theater performances, and festivals are planned,” explained Polina Bondareva.
Masters School is a private arts education project founded in 2015. The Masters have courses in the history of fine and decorative arts, architecture and design, theater and film, music and literature.
In addition to the school, the building will host a permanent exhibition that tells about the history of the Levashovsky bakery and the besieged memorial created by the Lev Lurie House of Culture team and the Genius Loci urban transformation agency led by Mark Kalinin and Dmitry Simanovsky. The remaining areas (four floors out of six) will be occupied by the office of the RBI group. The total area of the building is 6 thousand square meters. m.
The RBI Group invested 1.2 billion rubles. in the reconstruction of the Levashovsky bakery building. Of these, about 90 million rubles. will be aimed at organizing a cultural space with exhibition spaces, lecture venues and street light installations. On the land next to the plant, the developer built 20 thousand square meters. m of housing.
As RBC Petersburg wrote earlier, in November last year, KGIOP issued a permit to the RBI Group to commission the complex of the former Levashovsky bakery. A new cultural and business space is planned for visitors in the first half of 2023.
The construction of the buildings of the Levashovsky bakery began in April 1932 according to the project of engineer Georgy Marsakov, who developed a vertical-ring cycle for making bread. By the autumn of 1933, the main buildings were erected – a six-story round production building and a boiler room, covered with a dome. According to the project of Marsakov, the Kushelev bakery was also built on Politekhnicheskaya street. During the blockade of Leningrad, the Levashovsky plant continuously baked bread. In 1996, the enterprise was restructured. In 2012, the Levashovsky bakery was recognized as an object of cultural heritage of regional significance.