Post-Industrial: Moscow Factories Gain a New Lease of Life

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Moscow's industrial areas are quite diverse: from Soviet faceless giants like ZIL and AZAK to pre-revolutionary confectionery factories, mills, typographies and other plants. The red brick buildings of Krasny Oktyabr (Red October), Danilovskaya Manufaktura and Bolshevik have undergone massive renovation projects and are now part of modern urban life – looking the same, but serving a completely different purpose. We collected the best examples of former industrial buildings, which have been designated as architectural heritage sites and transformed into museums, business centres, lofts and art clusters.

Author: Oleg Matveev