Dunaújváros (Dunapentele / Sztálinváros), Hungary, Europe
 
 
Year1950latitude: 47° 0'
longitude: 18° 55'
Period
Initiator(s)
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)Tibor Weiner
Design organization
Inhabitants48,000 (2009)
Target population25,000
Town websitehttp://www.dunaujvaros.hu/
Town related linkshttp://www.touringcarchauffeur.nl/Landen/Hongarije/Dunaujvaros.htm
http://sztalinvaros.uw.hu/start.php
Literature- Henriett Szabo, "Stalintown" in: Cor Wagenaar (ed.) "Happy Cities and Public Happiness in Post-War Europe", NAi Publishers, Rotterdam 2004

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 
First named Stalinvaros (Stalintown), the ironworks town Dunaujvaros was part of the planning and building of 11 postwar New Towns led by the National Planning Office, which was virtually a part of the Communist Party, reflecting Hungary's industrialization and new socialist bureaucracy. The Hungarian architect Tibor Weiner, chosen to design Stalintown by the Institute of Town Planning, had studied at the Bauhaus in Dessau, worked in the Soviet Union in the 30s and in Chile during the war. With roots in prewar modernism, it was difficult for Hungarian architects like Weiner to adopt the new style of socialist-realism dictated by Moscow.

source: Henriett Szabo, "Stalintown" in: Cor Wagenaar (ed.) "Happy Cities and Public Happiness in Post-War Europe", NAi Publishers, Rotterdam 2004

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