The Chief Architect of the City Assures

The Chief Architect of the City Assures

The year 2018 was full of events not only in the political and legislative sphere, but also in the field of urban planning. The city of Yerevan celebrated its 2800th anniversary, as well as the appointment of Arthur Meschian to the post of the chief architect. Arthur Meschian is well-known not only for his songs, but also for his rich architectural activities.

We all know, that our capital has many construction and architectural problems. Then which one is priority? This question was addressed to the chief architect of Yerevan, ''Construction technology with the help of which today we build residential complexes, is the technology of 50-60-s. Monolithic frames, rebars, all these are vestiges of the past. The only opportunity to start large-scale housing construction in Yerevan is the use of house-building factories, i.e. prefabricated modules of sandwich residential buildings, with the help of which you can quickly assemble a whole residential complex within a year. And the cost of using this technology is cheaper compared to the monolithic structure''.

This approach will help to solve in a short time the problems of housing fund and employment, which in its turn will lead to economical growth and will reduce the immigration.

It's no secret that the city center needs to be unloaded. How does the chief architect see the solution to this problem? ''It is a very good question! We must start construction projects outside the city center ․․․ And such a tendency seems to be already there, people are already beginning to understand that the city center is overloaded, there is no more room'',- explained Arthur Meschian. Hopefully the newly appointed chief architect, approving new projects, will take into account that the number of floors must be appropriate for the area and for the general panorama of the city. The fact that the capital is losing its image due to the demolition and painting of historical buildings was also noted by Arthur Meschian. '' While I am the chief architect of the capital, no any monument could be demolished here ․․․ Developers who purchase a certain piece of land on which a monument is located will be required to finance the restoration works of that building '', - assured Artur Meschyan.