The method by which this original proposition is applied is as new as the proposition itself. No longer relying upon academic preconceptions, the authors have based their architectural and urban proposals on the analysis of life in the existing Soviet society and the directions of change within it. While the models and formal solutions are only sketched and presented hypothetically, they build upon the rich heritage left by Soviet architecture and urbanism in the twenties. Unlike Western architectural “revivals”, which consistently turn toward the past and are pseudo-innovative, the Soviet heritage suggests the idea of a “revolutionary tradition” to serve as an example for future-oriented planning.

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