Tsentrosoyuz Building (Moscow, Russia) : View showing where the west wing meets the south elevation

Creator:
Le Corbusier, 1887-1965
Published/Created:
Myasnitskaya Street, Moscow, Rossiya, Russia
1928-1936
Date Depicted:
ca. 1990's
1900 AD - 1949 AD
Materials:
concrete
red tufa
Notes:
Le Corbusier was already known to committed groups of modern Russian architects through his publications, notably his design for the headquarters for the League of Nations. After a preliminary limited competition, in 1928 he was commissioned to design the headquarters of the Central Union of Consumer Operatives in Moscow, and with a team of devoted Russian colleagues produced the Tsentrosoyuz Building (1928-1936), Kirova St (now Myasnitskaya St), Moscow. During construction its function was changed to that of the Ministry of Light Industry, however, and the design was seriously compromised. Though designed as a representational building, with great collective areas celebrating the strength of the Soviet proletariat, most of its planned spatial features were omitted, as was the intended air-conditioning system similar to the one projected for the Cité de Refuge.
Variant Titles:
Centrosoyuz Building
Topics:
Architecture -- Russia -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Modern
Modernist
Culture:
Russian
Accession Number:
1A1-LC-TB-A4
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
public buildings: government office buildings (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; engineering and industry; manufacturing construction buildings; public buildings; ministries
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module Two
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
ca. 1990's
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10164965
PID:
digcoll:1846537