All-Union Scientific Architectural Society

All-Union Scientific Architectural Society

 

(VANO), an association of architectural organizations that existed between 1930 and 1932 under the auspices of the Central Committee of the Trade Union of Construction Workers. The society included ASNOVA, the Association of Urban Architects, and the Society of Contemporary Architects. Its charter and declaration called for the development of the proletarian theory of architecture and for the popularization and introduction into architectural practice of the foremost achievements of science and technology. In practice most of VANO’s activities were conducted at the society’s Moscow branch and were restricted to the organization of lectures and competitions. In 1932, VANO was incorporated into the Union of Soviet Architects.

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