House of Architects on Rostovskaya Embankment

House of Architects (also House on Rostovskaya Embankment) is a residential building located in Moscow on Rostovskaya Embankment, 5. It was built by the architect Shchusev in the post-constructivist style in the 1930s. The building is part of an unrealized project of the ceremonial ensemble of Smolenskaya and Rostovskaya embankments, conceived by Shchusev. The side wings, lined with beige bricks, were completed in the early 1960s.

In the 1930s, the Union of Architects of the USSR demanded that new housing be built for an ever-increasing number of members. A plot of land was given out for construction near Rostovskaya Embankment, on the high bank of the Moscow River.

The house was built on the so-called Rostov Compound, where the Church of the Annunciation of the Lord of the 17th century was located.

Main attractions and facilities around: Kiyevsky railway stationEurope SquareSavvinskaya EmbankmentRostovskaya embankmentBogdan Khmelnitsky BridgeRadisson Slavyanskaya hotel, Berezhkovskaya embankment.

Nearest metro: Kievskaya station

See also Architecture of MoscowPalaces and most historic buildings of Moscow.

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