The House of Utopia. Tour to the Narkomfin Building
Constructed in 1930, the Narkomfin Building is a world-famous piece of the Soviet Avant-garde architecture and one of the most important buildings of the 20th century. The ideas of a commune house are combined with the means of the Constructivist design turning the house into one of the most successful examples of the socialist utopia. Our guides will show you the communal block and the “living cellsˮ. At the end of the tour you will have a chance to step on the roof of the building and enjoy a great view of Moscow skyline.
You will see:
K type cell, a two-level apartment.
F type cell, the most economic and thoroughly designed living space.
Kitchen block, a unique piece of the Constructivist furniture design.
Flat roof of the building with a spectacular view.
You will learn:
The characteristic features of the Soviet Avant-garde.
The history of the Soviet commune houses.
The future of the building, the plans for its renovation.
Languages available: English, Russian
Duration: 2 hours