The inscription in Italian, written above the front door "Voi chet entrant qui lasciate ogni cattivo pensiero", invites the visitor to leave every bad thought out and is the penephrase of Dante's "Abandon all hope you who enter here", written above the gates of hell in "Divine Comedy".
The phrase is in line with one of the main missions of the Center for Culture and Debate - to open people's minds to new ideas by creating a space open to different points of view in art, culture and public debate where they can be freely expressed without fear of censorship and non-acceptance.
Thus, the Red House Center for Culture and Debate "Andrey Nikolov" becomes a successor of the spirit of the great Bulgarian sculptor Andrey Nikolov. With its diverse cultural, social and educational programs, with the participation of personalities from the country and abroad, the building continues to build a bridge between Bulgarian and European culture, just like Andrey Nikolov's life and creativity created a bridge between the European and Bulgarian sculptural tradition.
At the same time, the numerous audience of the Red House can touch to the creativity of two great artists from the beginning of the 20th century - architect Ivan Vasilyov and sculptor Andrey Nikolov.