10 Bizarre Examples of Communist Architecture

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These buildings may not win any awards for their architectural beauty, but they still possess a certain charm. You can call them all sorts of names, however, boring is not one of them. Let’s take a look at these fascinating examples from the communist architecture era and what grandiose plans their architects had in mind.

10 Slovak Radio Building

Shaped like an inverted pyramid, the Slovak Radio Building is one of the most peculiar landmarks of Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava. The structure was designed by architects Štefan Svetko, Štefan Ďurkovič and Barnabáš Kissling, and it was completed in 1983. One year later, the first test broadcast was made, with the regular broadcast starting in 1985.

The controversial structure has not been everyone’s cup of tea, design-wise. However, the aesthetics is not the only thing this structure has been criticized for; remarks have also been made about its functionality, excessive noise, and whether the building is even suitable for radio broadcasting. The controversial 80 meters tall inverted pyramid also features a large concert hall. Either way, this is one memorable building, and certainly not likely to be confused with some other structure.


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