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Station Mayakovskaya

Opened: 11.09.1938
Architect: Alexej Dushkin

This unique station won the international Grand Prix for Architecture in New York in the same year.  The architect Duschkin used modern materials and forms and created the illusion of pillars instead of supporting arches in this Avant-garde station of the thirties.

It is no coincidence that the station carries the name of the poet Mayakowsky, whose unusual use of rhyme and rhythm was also Avant-garde for his time.  Recesses in the vaulted ceiling depict Smalt pictures which were inspired by sketches from the painter Dayneko.