December 2017


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 47 September 2014

History of architecture

Konysheva Evgeniya V.

PhD (Art Studies), Associate Professor,
Chair of Art and Culture Studies,
Southern Urals State University,
Chelyabinsk, Russia, e-mail: e_kon@mail.ru


The article addresses the issue of employment of international experiences in design and construction in the USSR during the early five-year planning periods. The article touches upon the little-studied aspect of the problem, namely the status of European architects in Soviet planning organizations. Primarily, the author reviews and analyses data on the overall number of European architects staying in the USSR during the 1930s and their distribution across the planning organizations. Besides, the author examines the procedures that were used for recruiting professionals, selection principles, and tasks they were given. Finally, the article considers the evolution of the positions and roles occupied by European architects in the central and regional design organizations. Special attention is given to the evolution of relationships between Soviet and European specialists. The article is based on documents available in Russian and German archives.

Key words: European architects, first five-year planning periods, town-planning


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