Former Military Housing
Location: Irbene, Latvia
Completed: Early 1970s
Architect: Not known
Genre: Modernist, Soviet architecture, abandoned, former USSR
Located off the main road that links Ventspils with Cape Kolka, Irbene was a purpose-built Soviet town constructed to house the military personnel, scientists and sundry workforce who worked at the nearby Soviet radio astronomy centre known as Zvaigznīte, now called Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre. Comprising of apartment blocks, a kindergarten, a sports centre and a shop, the settlement fell into a state of abandonment not long after the Soviet military left the area in 1993. More information about Irbene.
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