Stalinist classical architecture of Chișinău


The Stalinist architecture was a current in the USSR in the mid-1930s, which had fallen in the mid-1950s and was specific to Joseph Stalin’s totalitarian ambitions. This architecture combined several styles, united by common characters that distinguished Stalinist architecture from the other architectural currents of the USSR (constructivism, rationalism) and from outside (mainly modernism). Its role was classic monumentalism that combines elements of empire, eclectic and art déco.

In post-war architecture neoclassicism was the leader in the plans for the reconstruction of the cities destroyed by the war. Neoclassical constructions were used in the design of the cities of Minsk, Kiev, Kalinin, Chişinău, etc.

In this post I want to show you th Stalinist empire of the capital city of the Republic of Moldova, Chișinău. These photos were taken by my friend Andrei Arîcu who also was the founder of a project which promoted the architectural heritage of Chișinău. I also want to promote the capital city of my motherland and this is why I decided to write a post about the Stalinst empire except for those fancy high-rises of Moscow or Kiev.


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Text by: Claudiu C. CREȚU

Photography by: Andrei ARÎCU

Source: Amazing Chișinău

© The Bunget 2017



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