House of Soviets

by Roman Grinev

A virtual tour of the central building of Kaliningrad is the main observation deck, the most famous long-term construction project in Kaliningrad. 18 spherical 360x180 panoramas inside and outside the building.

The architectural idea of the House of Soviets was borrowed by the architect (Schwartzbreim Julian Lvovich) from the Brazilians from the building of the Brazilian National Congress. The construction of which began in 1970.

It is believed that the House of Soviets was built on the site of Königsberg Castle. In fact, it stands east of the former moat of the castle.

To celebrate the 750th anniversary of Kaliningrad in 2005, an external repair of the House of Soviets was carried out - it was painted, windows were inserted, and the building acquired a modern look.

However, at the present moment the future of the House of Soviets remains unknown. On November 30, 2011, the governor of the Kaliningrad region, Nikolai Tsukanov, called the House of Soviets "a disgrace to the city of Kaliningrad," which must be demolished. On the spot where the Royal Castle stood, there should be a Royal Castle.

While the city authorities do not intend to take into account the opinion that has emerged in society, since “the housing problem remains the main social problem of the population” and “it is necessary to increase the volume of construction of social housing, including temporary housing, social hotels, etc.”, the planned demolition of such a significant potential living space is extremely unethical and that it would be wiser to adapt the building to the needs of homeless Kaliningrad families.

ul. Sevcenko, 8, Kaliningrad, Kaliningradskaa obl., Rossia, 236040
Publish date: 10/01 2016
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360° panoramas of this virtual tour, page 1

View from the balcony of the 7th floor

st. Shevchenko, 8, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad region, Russia, 236040

Roof, TC Plaza, excavations in front of the House of Soviets

st. Shevchenko, 8, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad region, Russia, 236040

Transition between the towers on the 7th floor

st. Shevchenko, 8, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad region, Russia, 236040

Roof, view of the street. Shevchenko, Lower pond, Moscow Ave, Stadium

st. Shevchenko, 8, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad region, Russia, 236040

Roof, view of Kant Island, Cathedral, Fish Village

st. Shevchenko, 8, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad region, Russia, 236040

The roof, the view between the towers

st. Shevchenko, 8, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad region, Russia, 236040

Roof, view of the hotel Kaliningrad, TC Plaza

st. Shevchenko, 8, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad region, Russia, 236040

Tower, view of the intersection Moscow - Leninsky Prospekt

st. Shevchenko, 8, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad region, Russia, 236040

Tower, northeast

st. Shevchenko, 8, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad region, Russia, 236040

Square in front of the House of Councils

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View from the Fish Village

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Over the square in front of the House of Soviets

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View from the hotel Kaliningrad

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Tower, north-west

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Hall with a view to the Plaza

st. Shevchenko, 8, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad region, Russia, 236040

View of the cathedral

st. Shevchenko, 8, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad region, Russia, 236040

2nd floor

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Staircase

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