Under the Shade of Aalto, Kahn and Pavlov: Designing the Theatre
The article describes designing of public and cultural buildings in the USSR with the participation
of the author. It points out the influence of prominent western architects on the ideas of Soviet
architects. The article features the town-planning background of the Musical Theatre in Irkutsk and
the significance of the activity of Irkutsk architects, V. Voronezhsky and V. A. Pavlov in the work on
the master plan for the city center. It presents the principles serving as the basis for the architectural concept of the Musical Theatre.