Tsentrosoyuz Building

The building in the style of "avant-garde" for Tsentrosoyuz (the Central Union of Consumer Cooperatives) was built in 1930-1936 by the project of the outstanding French architect and innovator Le Corbusier, with the participation of Russian modernist Nikolai Kolli.

This is a complex of several seven-story administrative buildings covered with dark pink tuff, which became the dominant, the central building of Moscow's first avenue, Novokirovsky Avenue (currently Sakharov Avenue). The largest building was located along Kirovskaya Street (now Myasnitskaya Street), and the other two, almost perpendicular to the main one, were attached from the sides, and of different lengths. The longest side hull abuts against Sakharov Avenue.

The project applied on a larger scale Le Corbusier's architectural principles: pilotis, curtain-wall façade, free floor plan, ribbon windows, and flat roof.

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