Died, the former main architect of Petersburg Alexander Viktorov

In St. Petersburg died Alexander Viktorov, the chief architect of the city from 2004 to 2008. Information to the correspondent of “Rosbalt” confirmed that the Committee for city planning and architecture.

the Architect has died at age 65 after a long illness.

Alexander Viktorov graduated from the Leningrad engineering and construction Institute in 1978, and in 1989 began working in the Committee on urban planning, where he moved from the district architect to Chief architect. Among the author’s architectural projects Alexander Viktorov — residential and industrial buildings in St. Petersburg and other regions of Russia. So, the chapel in the St. John convent on the Karpovka river embankment built to his design.

“In tough market conditions of the last decade he is not afraid of responsibility, was able to see the weaknesses in urban planning, did a lot to address them, conducting serious legislative work. In the work on the master Plan of St. Petersburg, was completed under his leadership in 2005, he managed to establish a dialogue with the city’s protectors and developers. When it was launched work on the formation of the Rules of land use and development, special programs for the preservation of historical panoramas” — noted on the website of the Committee.

Alexander Viktorov was awarded the medal of the order “For merits before Fatherland” II degree, medals “In memory of 300-anniversary of Saint Petersburg”, “In memory of 1000-anniversary of Kazan” and the Honorary diploma of the Minister of regional development.

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