Leningradyan St. Yerevan, RA
The Karen Demirchian Sports and Concerts Complex or Hamalir is the biggest Sport-Concert Complex in Armenia. It is located on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd hill, near Hrazdan River and includes two big sport and concert halls. Hamalir was named after famous Armenian Politician and National Hero. It has unique architectural design and it has a shape of big bird opening its wings. The complex has 1008 seats. In front of the building are numerous stairs with beautiful platforms.
The sport hall was officially opened in 1983 and the concert hall was opened a year later on October 13. The architects of the complex were A. Tarkhanian, S.Khachikian, G. Poghosian and G. Musheghian. The engineers were Hamlet Badalian, I. Tsaturian, A. Azizian and M. Aharonian.
The group of architects and engineers awarded for the USSR National Prize for the unique architectural monument, in 1987. In the concert hall gave concerts Charles Aznavour, Ian Gillan, Michel Legrand, Demis Russo, La Scale Opera Symphonic Orchestra, Boney M, Yanni and many others.