The House of Culture – Visual Archive project aims to present one of the architectural masterpieces of the town of Gabrovo – the House of Culture Emanuil Manolov, before its renovation. The theme unites cultural organizations and artists in the common task of creating video and photographic content that gives visibility to the unpopular interior of the popular building, paying attention to its cultural value.
The House of Culture is a distinctive building for the architecture of Gabrovo, built in 1964 by architect Karl Kandulkov. To this day, it evokes memories in several generations of residents and guests of the town, with its impressive exterior in the style of neoclassicism. Shortly before the building enters a new stage of its existence by being modernized, its interior spaces were photographed by Rosina Pencheva. She created a visual archive of the cultural monument and its 1960s characteristic appearance.