Preparations ongoing for restoration of monument to space explorers at VDNKh public garden

Preparations ongoing for restoration of monument to space explorers at VDNKh public garden
Designer/developer will be chosen via restricted tender.

The monument to space explorers and the statue of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky on Cosmonauts Alley near the VDNKh metro station will undergo restoration. A designer/developer will be chosen via restricted tender.

“The restricted format tender is dictated by the special status of the facility. The winner will be entrusted with the preparation of design documentation for the restoration of this federal cultural heritage landmark, The Monument to Space Explorers with the Statue of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. In selecting a contractor, the tender commission will consider the experience and professionalism of the bidders,” said Head of the Department for Competition Policy Gennady Dyogtev.

According to Dyogtev, the winning contractor will carry out scientific analysis prior to preparing and coordinating the restoration project. The winner will also submit a schematic design and complete the design documentation.  For this  purpose he will have 354 days after signing the agreement.

The monument to space explorers and the statue of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky was originally unveiled on 4 November 1964, the seventh anniversary of the successful launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite. The sculpture’s support section, the rocket’s exhaust trail, is mounted on a stylobate of polished granite. On both sides stand multi-figured bronze high reliefs depicting Soviet people in different professions who contributed to space exploration.

The monument is located in such a manner that it’s visible from any point in the National Exhibition of Economic Achievements (VDNKh) centre and as soon as  people exit the VDNKh metro station.