Soviet Mosaics in Ukraine

Riverside station

Kyiv riverside station was built in 1957-1961 at the Postal Square by the architects Vadym Gopkalo, Vadym Ladnyi, Grygoryi Slutskyi and others. The decoration of the interior was performed by the artists Ernest Kotkov, Valeryi Lamakh and Ivan Lytovchenko. The innovative combination of the materials was used in the decorative panels - ceramics and colored cement. Three monumental decorative panels were created in the interior of the waiting room - "Dnepr - a trade route", "Bogdan Khmelnytskyi" and "October". The restaurant was decorated with three panels - "Ukraine" and the friso "Work" and "Holiday". The lobby was decorated on both sides by the panel "Seagull over the water". In the exterior there is a portico of the riverside station which is made of the Inkerman stone by the carving


Material: ceramic tiles, smalt, sgraffito, carving stone

Authors: E. Kotkov, V. Lamakh, I. Lytovchenko

Photo: Evgen Nikiforov

Author:  Lytovchenko IvanKotkov ErnestLamakh Valeriy