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Coastland is an architectural research project. Initiated by an enquiry into the image of architecture, this investigation reveals the complex case study of the socialist leisure facilities on the Western Black Sea Coast. The vast political mechanism, the social discrimination and the hyperreal..

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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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Pionir Sports Hall

Belgrade, Serbia
by Dragoljub Bakić, ...

Pionir Sports Hall is the largest sports hall in Belgrade after the Belgrade Arena. It was open 24 May 1973 near the sports complex "Pioneer" which is part of SRC "Tašmajdan". It was renamed to Aleksandar Nikolić Hall on February 2016 in honor of the legendary basketball player and coach..

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Nova Galenika

Belgrade, Serbia
by Dragoljub Bakić, ...

Galenika is an urban neighborhood of Belgrade,located in Belgrade's municipality of Zemun. A mixed residential-commercial-industrial neighborhood consists of several parts, including old Galenika section. The Nova (New) Galenika section and the surrounding industrial and commercial areas. The..

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Višnjička Banja

Belgrade, Serbia
by Ljiljana Bakić, ...

Višnjička banja is an urban village in the east of Belgrade, located about six kilometers from the Republic square. It was built as a planned settlement in several stages. The first stage was completed in the mid- sixties years of the 20th century, when it was built the old part of the village..

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Cine Olimpia

Mexico City, Mexico
by Carlos Crombè

One of the first pioneer projects of what would eventually become the architectural program of the theaters-cinemas of the 1920’s in Mexico was the Olimpia Cinema (whose original construction dates 1916), re-opening its doors to the public on 1921. With a capacity of 4,000 seats, it hosted two..

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