Boris Mezentsev

Creative search of an architect
Vozdvizhenka str., 5/25, 119019 Moskau
Tue–Sun 11 am–8 pm, Thu 1–9 pm

The A.V. Shchusev State Research Museum of Architecture together with the State Historical and Memorial Museum-Reserve "Lenin's Homeland" (Ulyanovsk) present the monographic exhibition "Boris Mezentsev. Creative Search of an Architect".

Boris Mezentsev (1911-1970) - Doctor of Architecture, Honoured Builder of the RSFSR, winner of the Stalin Prize for the design of the high-rise house at the Red Gate. Despite his short creative life, he went down in history as a researcher and independent architect who realised more than a dozen unique projects and educated a whole generation of architects.

For the first time, the exhibition will present Mezentsev's archive - sixteen large-scale sheets of original architectural graphics, covering all periods of the master's work from his graduation work (1935) to the sketch of his last project - the mausoleum of Vietnam's first president Ho Chi Minh, dated April 1970 and realised in Hanoi in 1975 after the author's death.

The exhibition unfolds on two floors of the Museum of Town Planning and Architecture of Simbirsk-Ulyanovsk, which is part of the complex of the Museum-Reserve "Lenin's Homeland". The hall on the ground floor shows a retrospective of Mezentsev's work in original graphics from the archive of the A.V. Shchusev State Research Museum of Architecture. It allows you to trace the main stages of development of Soviet architecture of the second half of the twentieth century, which went from Stalinist classics to modernism.