Armenian Modernism Day in Yerevan
We will see the most striking works of Armenian modernism during a bus tour, have lunch in the style of Soviet Armenian cuisine and go on a tour of the Tarkhanyan Center with a glass of mulled wine.
We will begin with a 3-hour bus tour of Armenian modernist architecture
Lunch at the Tarkhanyan Center with Arthur Tarkhanyan's (one of the major architects of the era) favorite dishes according to his wife's recipes
A welcome glass of mulled wine for each guest.
Anahit, daughter of Tarkhanyan, will give us a tour of the museum she has created in honor of her father.
Examples of pioneer forms in the works of Arthur Tarkhanyan: "Russia" Cinema, "Yeghern" Memorial and the "Amalir" Sports and Concert Complex
Careful work with tradition and a harbinger of postmodernism in the works of Jim Torosyan: "Cascade" architectural-monumental complex, the memorial to the 50th anniversary of Soviet Armenia and the Yerevan City Hall
Motives of national architecture in the building of the National Polytechnic University
How to learn to understand modernism, brutalism and postmodernism and decipher their meanings
Where did modernist architecture come from and how did it develop in Armenia?
Key authors of Armenian modernism
Although Armenian architecture is more than one thousand years old, one of its most striking periods is modernism, i.e. the architecture of the 1960s-1980s. Many works by Armenian architects have become classics not only of Soviet, but also of world architecture, such as the Zvartnots Airport or the Cascade architectural-monumental complex.