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Constructivism, Cultural Center, Workers’ Club

Project timeline

1927 – 1929


Culture & Entertainment

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Moscow 64 Plyshikha ulitsa Russia

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Article last edited by kolkorto on
March 10th, 2011

Kauchuk Factory Club Change this

Moscow, Russia
by Konstantin Melnikov Change this
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Kauchuk Factory Club is a constructivist public building designed by Konstantin Melnikov and constructed in 1927-1929, located in the Khamovniki District of Moscow on the edge of the Devichye Pole park and the medical campus.

The Kauchuk club is shaped as a quarter of a cylinder, housing a 800-seat theatre hall with two balcony levels. Today, its shape and size is concealed by poplar trees and a Chinese restaurant terrace attached to the facade.
Melnikov's trademark exterior stairs were never intended for regular use; they are actually fire escapes connected to the second floor lobby.

The building operates a night club and a restaurant, and is in adequate external condition; huge neon lettering that existed in 2003, has been removed. However, its interiors are lost to indiscriminate renovation, original windows are replaced with improperly-sized modern frames.


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