Strange Buildings of the Eastern Bloc from the Last Decades of Communism

Communist architecture is often monumental, sometimes minimalist, and always imposing. But in the latter years of most European communist states, traditional Brutalist architecture gave way to something a little weirder — and occasionally even playful. Here are some incredible buildings from this era in late Eastern Bloc communism.

Crematorium, Kiev, Ukraine (1975)

You can see the picture above.

(via MIMOA and Archialternative)


Central Research Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics, St. Petersburg, Russia (1973-1988)

Strange Buildings of the Eastern Bloc from the Last Decades of Communism

Strange Buildings of the Eastern Bloc from the Last Decades of Communism

(via PanGorod.ruand the St. Petersburg University's Museum)


Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Moscow

Strange Buildings of the Eastern Bloc from the Last Decades of Communism

(via Wikimedia Commons 1- 2 )


Hotel Forum, Kraków, Poland (1978-1989)

Strange Buildings of the Eastern Bloc from the Last Decades of Communism

(via Wikimedia Commons)


Museum of Slovak National Uprising , Banska Bystrica, Slovakia (1969)

Strange Buildings of the Eastern Bloc from the Last Decades of Communism

Strange Buildings of the Eastern Bloc from the Last Decades of Communism

(via Wikimedia Commonsand Serendipity Project)


Riga Diesel Engine Factory, Riga, Latvia (1985)

Strange Buildings of the Eastern Bloc from the Last Decades of Communism

(via Riga.in)


Palace of Concerts and Sports, Vilnius, Lithuania (1971)

Strange Buildings of the Eastern Bloc from the Last Decades of Communism

(via 28 Days Later)


Genex Tower, Belgrade, Serbia (1977)

Strange Buildings of the Eastern Bloc from the Last Decades of Communism

(via Wikimedia Commons)


National Library, Pristina, Kosovo

Strange Buildings of the Eastern Bloc from the Last Decades of Communism

(via Wikimedia Commons)