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Russian Academy of Sciences

Moscow, Russia
1 of 8Pinterest: Severin Wendeler

On the banks of the Moskva, the extravagant Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences reflects the importance attached to the sciences in the Soviet Union.

The ensemble was built considering also the landscape. Design elements from the building design can be also found at the nearby bridge. Unfortunately a recent town house development destroyed the previous open and planned integration into the surroundings.

With its anodized gold and electric style, this ensemble expresses an unexpected Soviet splendor. The building complex houses rooms for the Academy, boardrooms, a large conference hall for 1500 people and exhibition areas. On the top floor there is a restaurant that is accessible for the public.

From there you have a fantastic view over whole Moscow.