‘Gratsiya’ Sports Complex (Tbilisi Quarter)
Location: Slavutych, Ukraine
Architects: V. Gaprindashvili (architect), E. Kopadze and Z. Sakvarelidze (artists)
Genre: Modernist, Soviet architecture, former USSR
Slavutych is a purpose-built city in the north of Ukraine that was created from scratch to house civilians evacuated from the Chernobyl disaster of 1986. The city was designed and built by architects and workers from eight different countries, all of which were part of the Soviet Union at the time. These were Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine and representatives from each one were tasked with planning and building a section of the city that was indicative of the architectural style in their own country.
The sport-related metal relief above the entrance to the leisure centre in the Tbilisi Quarter was created using the punching technique. More information about Slavutych.
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