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'Alexander Gegello: Between Classics and Constructivism' at the Shchusev State Museum of Architecture

The Shchusev State Museum of Architecture invites to visit the first monographic exhibition of Alexander Gegello, author of more than 100 implemented urban development designs, mainly buildings constructed in Leningrad in the 1920-1930s.

Alexander Gegello designed one of the first Soviet residential complexes for workers — standard buildings in Traktornaya Street. He revised classical architectural heritage, combined styles and created innovative constructivism-style designs.  In addition, the architect was fond of painting, engraving and drawing, and it allowed him to use a variety of techniques to visualise his ideas. Gegello wrote that an architect must not only take into account the conditions of modern world, but also make out future hallmarks, and he fully complied with this requirement.

Technical Education House in Ivana Chernykh Street, a complex of buildings of the Botkin Hospital and the Gorky Culture Palace are among Gegello’s notable constructivist  designs, for which the architect was  awarded the Grand Prix at Paris World Exhibition in 1937.

Visitors will have an opportunity to view more than a hundred graphic works made by the architect, preserved and donated to the Museum by his wife Nina. The architect’s drawings will complement historic photographs from the Federal Security Service archives in St. Petersburg.

In addition, one of the Museum halls is to feature a full-size semi-arch of the residential complex in Traktornaya Street.

The Shchusev State Museum of Architecture invites to visit the first monographic exhibition of Alexander Gegello, author of more than 100 implemented urban development designs, mainly buildings constructed in Leningrad in the 1920-1930s.

Alexander Gegello designed one of the first Soviet residential complexes for workers — standard buildings in Traktornaya Street. He revised classical architectural heritage, combined styles and created innovative constructivism-style designs.  In addition, the architect was fond of painting, engraving and drawing, and it allowed him to use a variety of techniques to visualise his ideas. Gegello wrote that an architect must not only take into account the conditions of modern world, but also make out future hallmarks, and he fully complied with this requirement.

Technical Education House in Ivana Chernykh Street, a complex of buildings of the Botkin Hospital and the Gorky Culture Palace are among Gegello’s notable constructivist  designs, for which the architect was  awarded the Grand Prix at Paris World Exhibition in 1937.

Visitors will have an opportunity to view more than a hundred graphic works made by the architect, preserved and donated to the Museum by his wife Nina. The architect’s drawings will complement historic photographs from the Federal Security Service archives in St. Petersburg.

In addition, one of the Museum halls is to feature a full-size semi-arch of the residential complex in Traktornaya Street.

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