Keywords Change this

Workers’ Club, Cultural Center, Constructivism

Project timeline

1927 – 1929


Culture & Entertainment

Location Change this

18 Lesnaya ul.
125047 Moscow

Current state


Also known as Change this

Zuyev Workers’ Club

Architect Change this

The Zuev Workers’ Club Change this

Moscow, Russia
by Ilya Golosov Change this

Zuev Workers’ Club (c) Denis Esakov, 2016

1 of 23

Description Change this

The Zuyev (also: Zuev) Workers’ Club in Moscow is a prominent work of constructivist architecture. Designed by Ilya Golosov in 1926 and completed in 1928, it housed various facilities to educate and entertain Moscow workers in line with the revolution.

The composition of this building is based on the intersection of a cylindrical glazed staircase penetrating a stack of rectangular floor planes behind which are a sequence of club rooms and open foyers leading to a rectangular 850-seat auditorium for theatre performances and assemblies.

Part of the extensive glazing has been bricked up and the balconies have been removed in the 1970s, thus lessening the original perforated cubic mass into a more solid box. The building still houses a cultural centre with a children’s theatre and a comic theatre.


Register to join to conversation.