The maintenance of the structures of the “Skopje 2014” project is just as expensive as their demolition, and accordingly, the basic assumption when the construction of this project began, that as a project it would save the Government money for rent, has been confuted, said the Minister of Culture, Robert Alagjozovski, at today’s debate on the future of the “Skopje 2014” project, organized by the civil society association, “Freedom Square”.
“All options are being considered – retention, demolition and conversion, however everything will be done with a broad debate and an international competition for possible solutions”, said Alagjozovski.
“Freedom Square” said that the revision of the”Skopje 2014″ project should not only cover the financial and procedural aspects of the construction, but also the functionality of the structures.
Dr. Donka Bardžieva, an art historian, insisted on the legal aspects of “Skopje 2014”. According to her, it was all built illegally and she suggested opening a public debate on the future of the project.
Sanja Radjenovic-Jovanovic, an architect, says that legal regulations were amended 16 times so that all construction ideas for “Skopje 2014” could be formally and legally covered.