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Youth Palace

Yerevan, Armenia
by Arthur Tarkhanyan

The Youth Palace was constructed in the end if the 1960s by A.Tarkhanyan, G. Poghosyan, S. Khachikyan and M. Zaqaryan. Resembling and often called a giant corncob, the Youth Palace was a large building on the fringe of central Yerevan, with a hotel, swimming pool, marriage hall (ZAKS), and other..

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Rossiya Cinema

Yerevan, Armenia
by Arthur Tarkhanyan

The Rossiya Cinema was considered the largest cinema in Armenia, accommodating 2500 visitors. Constructed between 1968 and 1975 by Armenian architects Spartak Khachikyan, Hrachik Poghosyan, and Artur Tarkhanyan. Cinema Rossiya, later known as Soviets Rossiya and Aryarat, was built to resemble the..

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Aurora Resort Hotels

Cap Aurora, Romania
by Dinu Gheorghiu

Completed in 1973, Aurora is the newest resort of the Romanian socialist leisure development to be built. With an original capacity of 2,700 bed-places, it is amongst the smallest resorts, but it easily stands out due to its distinctive architecture.

Designed by architect Dinu Gheorghiu,..

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As part of the second stage of the post-war seaside leisure development in Romania, a series of resorts were erected form scratch on the far south Black Sea coast, close to the Bulgarian border. Although many of the hotels in these resorts were standardised tower-blocks, a few buildings stand out..

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Restaurant Neon

Eforie Nord, Romania
by Aron Solari-Grimberg, ...

Built in 1958, the Neon Restaurant in the Eforie Nord resort, Romania, was part of an urban scale development plan, meant to bring seaside leisure programmes to the masses. Serving the few nearby low-rise hotels, the Neon Restaurant designed by architects C. Lăzărescu and A. Solari-Grimberg has a..

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The Mamaia Casino was designed by architect Victor G. Ștephănescu, on the spot of a former Victorian-style wooden pavilion on the beach of the Mamaia seaside resort. Since the previous ensemble had burnt down in 1919 and replaced with a modest pavilion in 1924, the local authorities requested a..

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The Royal Palace of Mamaia

Mamaia, Romania
by Mario Stoppa, ...

On a trip to the seaside in 1920, Queen Mary of Romania fell in love with the beautiful beach of Mamaia and commissioned a villa so she could spend her summers there. The construction for the Royal Palace of Mamaia began in 1923 and was completed in 1926. The Neo-Romanian style villa was designed..

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The Sinel de Cordes Palace, a palatial construction from the mid 18th century, was built by the Sinel de Cordes family. According to geneologic research, this family descended from the Flemish nobility took up residence in Lisbon following the 1755 earthquake. In the mid 19th century, the..

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