Tech students lived in school building

Tech students lived in school building

May 26, 2023

The Norilsk Mining and Metallurgical college (now Polar State University) building was among the most beautiful, largest and tallest in Norilsk.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Central part and two wings, six floors plus functional attic and basement. And the lift is probably the first one in Norilsk.

The building, designed by architects Nepokoychitsky and Minenko, was originally made not only for classrooms and laboratories, but also for a hostel and a dining room for students.

800 beds were occupied by students of a technical school and a vocational school, which also initially lodged on 50 Years of October street. In one of the wings there was a male hostel, in the other female. Before the start of classes, students would be gathered for a school assembly. And sometimes latecomers resorted barefoot.

The scholarship was good, in addition, students were provided with uniforms and meals. This is also why the competition for the technical school was very large, reaching up to 11 people per place.

The future 50 years of October street was then the new city facade and at the same time its ‘front door’. And the technical school building continued the Oktyabrskaya square architectural ensemble.

In the History Spot’s previous publication, we talked about the fact that the Norilsk Arctica was the first ice palace in the region.

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Text: Svetlana Ferapontova, Photo: Nornickel Polar Division archive

May 26, 2023

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