A postwar Minsk was reconstructed on a scheduled basis. Probably, enormous enthusiasm aroused due to a hope to create a new world instead of a fragmentarily ruined old one. It was growing at unprecedented rates unusual for European urban planning.
"When Minsk started to be reconstructed after the war, cottage housing with plain small houses prevailed. When the General Layout of Minsk started to be carried out, everyone had one dream to get rid of the remnants of war, to remove the old as soon as possible," the managing director of Minskgrado Unitary Enterprise (UE) said in 2011.
More multistorey houses appeared in the 50s.
"First of all, residential buildings of Stalinist Empire style, as it is known by its code name now were constructed along the major streets." Unusual residential areas appeared, but it should be pointed out that they were not bad – low-rise (two and three-storey houses) in inner-city villages format.
These are surving famous Osmolovka, and houses situated near factories, including a village in Kaševoha Street, in Partyzanski Praspiekt, and near Komsomolets cinema. Land for detached houses was allocated in Paŭnočny village. In other words, it was a planned process and regulated on the basis of total area and appearance, by the way," Polina Vardevanyan discriminates between the types of detached houses.
After the war, large territories were allocated for construction of cottages on credit, Thomas M. Bohn, German explorer of Minsk confirms. At that time, Sieĺhaspasiolak appeared as a city quarter, for example.
Not everyone liked the result.
"When a Moscow artist visited Minsk in 1963 (probably the main Moscow artist Ladur is meant here), he insulted the Belarusian capital by saying that "Minsk was a village and remained it," Thomas M. Bohn writes in his Minsk Phenomenon.
According to him, Minsk became the fastest growing city of the USSR in the 60s.