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Soviet Architecture

Project timeline

1985 – 1988


Education & Research

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Ленинский просп., 14
119991 Москва Moscow

Also known as Change this

Росси́йская акаде́мия нау́к, РАН, RAN

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Article last edited by maria on
November 24th, 2014

Russian Academy of Sciences Change this

Moscow, Russia
by Yuri Platonov Change this
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On the banks of the Moskva, the extravagant Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences reflects the importance attached to the sciences in the Soviet Union.

The ensemble was built considering also the landscape. Design elements from the building design can be also found at the nearby bridge. Unfortunately a recent town house development destroyed the previous open and planned integration into the surroundings.

With its anodized gold and electric style, this ensemble expresses an unexpected Soviet splendor. The building complex houses rooms for the Academy, boardrooms, a large conference hall for 1500 people and exhibition areas. On the top floor there is a restaurant that is accessible for the public.
From there you have a fantastic view over whole Moscow.


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