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Old January 8th, 2013, 01:00 AM   #1
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MISC | Commieblock Renewal

I've heard of projects of commieblocks in Former Soviet countries being renovated and modernized. If you know of any projects, post them here.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 01:03 AM   #2
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Here is an example from Tallinn, courtesy of Tin Can for the information

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Stylish commieblock at the corner of Tammsaare tee & Sőpruse pst. is getting facelift. But is it a good thing? You decide...





How it looked 1 year ago:

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Old January 8th, 2013, 01:16 AM   #3
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My hometown has a project from 2007-2012/present.

The old soviet commieblock which was to be built but never finished was abandoned for about 15 years. In 2007 it was demolished and a larger development was/is built there. It is internally completed but not externally (cladding on north side unfinished). some people already moved into the apartment building.

When i find some pics i will post them.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 01:48 AM   #4
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I was hoping a thread like this would start someday! In fact there are a few apartment blocks being renovated across the street from dirty concrete to clean white.
Although the noise from the replacement of windows is a nightmare

IMO renovated commieblocks almost always end up looking extremely well (as long as they don't plaster them with gaudy colours)

Ljubljana, Slovenia



Hotel Tallin, Tallin, Estonia

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Old January 8th, 2013, 03:47 AM   #5
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Some examples from this thread in Commieblocks Fan Club http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...1189289&page=8

Dresden





Cracow

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Bratislava



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after







Belgrade



Utrecht



Warsaw



Moscow



Ursynów



Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy



Bucharest




Budapest

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Old January 8th, 2013, 03:56 AM   #6
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The ones in Dresden are gorgeous. Red is the only bright colour that looks good on commieblocks, IMO.

The Bratislava one with the girl in the foreground looks good.
I saw the red one in Bucharest, there are still a lot more there that look awful and run down.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 05:19 AM   #7
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The first one posted under Bratislava is my favorite!
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Old January 8th, 2013, 05:30 AM   #8
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Ursynów
Actually this reinbows are in Nowe Miasto, Rzeszów one of the ugliest renovations I've ever seen.


Some other random examples from Poland:

Warsaw



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Sosnowiec



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Old January 8th, 2013, 06:56 AM   #9
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Quoted from Mr. America (Krakow, Poland)
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Your correct ThatOneGuy, commieblock look great when renovated!
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Old January 8th, 2013, 09:55 PM   #11
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I loooove this thread! I dunno why but I've always been fascinated by commieblocks, and I've always been looking forward to seeing them renovated and given a new lease of life
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I loooove this thread! I dunno why but I've always been fascinated by commieblocks, and I've always been looking forward to seeing them renovated and given a new lease of life
I enjoy this thread too




Btw, lets all make sure we source our photos, I know it's easy to forget but it's very important that we do this!
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In my hometown (Skopje, Republic of Macedonia) also there is a renewal of several commieblocks. I will post some pics later.
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I'm looking forward! Welcome to the forum!
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Thank you. I've been reading this forum for a long time, and now I have decided to join.

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karpos _ by george k. 1981, on Flickr[/IMG]

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More renewed commiblocks from Skopje.

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