This Is How Unique Soviet Architecture Disappears In Kyiv
The tram dispatch building was built in 1982 to control the city tram routes, but was used as a popular bar until it’s recent closure. It is now threated with demolition and with the prospect of only existing “in the form of a black-and-white picture that people will share through their Facebook accounts.”
Fazenda attracted both locals and tourists alike, not just for it’s drinks, but rather for the building’s unique aesthetic. “There is a famous worldwide style called brutalism, which refers to modernism in the 70s-80s.” however, “all the buildings of this style are usually enormous, for instance, the 12-floor buildings of the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.” Yet the size of tram dispatch building makes it unique, as it “is like a smaller copy, which is also built in this style.” It is unofficially recognised as being an iconic piece of Soviet architecture.