Oblispolkom Building

Evgeny Kurskov/ТАSS

A contest among Soviet architects was announced in the middle of the 1920s for a best project of a building of the Ural State Executive Committee of the Communist Party (Oblispolkom) – the managing body. The construction of the building on Ploschad Truda (Truda Square) started in the beginning of the 1930s, according to a plan, which was developed by Sergey Zakharov.

The building is specific because of its strict geometrical forms and glassed-in stair cases, horizontal ribbon windows, ascetic balconies. In the left part of the building, on the side of Ulitsa Pushkina (Pushkina Street) you can see arch windows, which remained there from the old house, which was built on the second floor.