Stalin Prize in Architecture

It’s always intriguing to look at the plans for the Stalin Prize that were not realised. Many were and you can travel across Eastern Europe and the former USSR to see many of them still in use, such as glorious constructions of Stalin Baroque. But when you look at the projects that were dreamed, planned, and even approved, but never built for whatever reason, you realise how massive the imagination really was between the 1930s and 1950s. A couple of my favourites, but you will find more here.

This one was for the Palace of Technology:

SP Architecture 04

This one for the Aeroflot headquarters:

SP Architecture 08

And here is a stunning residential building in Uprising Square:

SP Architecture 11

(ht sk)


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