Zuev Workers' Club

A prominent work of constructivist architecture

Zuev Workers' Club in Moscow
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It was designed by Ilya Golosov (1883–1945) in 1926 and finished in 1928.

Zuev Workers' Club
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The building was designed to house various facilities for Moscow workers, and utilises an innovative glazing treatment at its corner which has proved very photogenic.

The Zuev Workers' Club — at Lesnaya Street and Miusskaya Street, in Moscow in 1931
pinterest button The Zuev Workers' Club — at Lesnaya Street and Miusskaya Street, in Moscow in 1931 Branson DeCou (1892–1941), Public Domain

Golosov was an enthusiast for expressive, dynamic form rather than the logics of Constructivist design methods.

Category:Zuev Workers' Club (built 1928)
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The building facade consists of cylindrical glazed staircases intersecting with stacked rectangular floor planes to create a dramatic composition. A sequence of club rooms and open foyers lead to an 850-seat auditorium.

Zuev Workers' Club in Moscow
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Since Golosov's time some of the fenestration has been bricked over, reducing the original perforated cubic mass into a more solid box.

Useful Information

Zuev Workers' Club
Russian: Дом культуры имени Зуева

Admission

free

Opening hours

  • 24/7

Contacts

18, Lesnaya street^ Moscow
г. Москва, ул. Лесная, д. 18