Mndoyants Ashot Ashotovich (1910-1966) - Armenian Urban Planner Of The Moscow
Mndoyants Ashot Ashotovich (1910-1966) - was an illustrious Soviet Armenian architect and urban planner, author of a number of projects that significantly influenced the modern look of Moscow. The Winner of the Stalin Prize in 1949 for the architecture of the building on Vosstaniya Square (currently the Kudrinskaya Square), and the Winner of the Lenin Prize for the architecture of the Kremlin Palace of Congresses (1962)
Mndoyants Ashot Ashotovich was born in Batumi, Georgia. In 1928-1932 he studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the Polytechnic School of Fine Arts and at the Institute of Civil and Municipal Construction Engineers in Odessa. In 1932-1935 he worked in Batumi, where for the last six months he held the position of chief architect of the city.
In 1935, Ashot Ashotovich moved to Moscow and entered the workshop led by A. V. Shyusev. In that time, the creative biography of Ashot Mndoyants was closely intertwined with the creative biography of Mikhail Posokhin. Working in collaboration, they participated in the most significant events in the architectural life of the country. The work of Mndoyants and Posokhin was soldered so organically that their names sounded like an inseparable whole.
The main architectural works of Ashot Mndoyants are:
The building of the USSR Ministry of Defense on Frunze Street in Moscow (1943-1946)
The high-rise building on Vosstaniya Square in Moscow (1948-1954)
The residential buildings in the Khoroshevsky Highway area in Moscow (1951)
The administrative building on Bolshaya Sadovaya Street in Moscow (1951)
The residential house-mansion on Tchaikovsky Street for the US Embassy in Moscow (1952)
The Kremlin Palace of Congresses in Moscow (1959-1961)
The Pitsunda Black Sea Resort Complex (1959-1967)
The Kalininsky Prospekt (New Arbat) (1964-1969)
The USSR pavilion at the World Exhibition "EXPO-67" in Montreal, Canada (1967)
The "October" Cinema Theater in Moscow (1967)
The complex of SEV buildings in Moscow (1969)
The authority of a great master determined the prominent place of Ashot Mndoyants in the architectural and social life. For a number of years he was a member of the Board of the Union of Architects of the USSR and Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Moscow organization of the union.
His merits were marked by the following awards:
The order of the "Red Banner of Labor"
Two orders of the "Badge of Honor"
The medal "For Valiant Labor in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945"
The medal "In Memory of the 800th Anniversary of Moscow"
The Jubilee medal "Twenty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945"
Mndoyants Ashot Ashotovich died on September 29, 1966 and was buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow.