Keywords Change this

Forgotten Masterpieces, Constructivism

Project timeline

1925 – 1927



Location Change this

Pionerskaya ulitsa, 53
St. Petersburg

Current state


Also known as Change this

Krasnoe Znayma Textlile Factory, Силовая станция трикотажной фабрики

Architect Change this

Red Banner Factory - Power Station Change this

St. Petersburg, Russia
by Erich Mendelsohn Change this
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Description Change this

This factory is one of the earliest examples of Modernist architecture in St. Petersburg and had a a heavy influence on architecture in Soviet Russia. It was constructed between 1925 and 1927 by the German architect Erich Mendelsohn. after ongoing controversy and discussions with his Leningrad colleagues, Mendelsohn who was commissioned to design the entire factory, finally only claimed authorship for the power station. There is currently a project to revitalize the dilapidated empty complex. Concepts were put forward by the architects Rüdiger Kramm and David Chipperfield.


Posted by Guest | Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 | 16:26pm
Any updates on the renovation?

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