March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 47 September 2014


Smirnova Svetlana E.

PhD candidate, Department of History and Theory of Architecture.
Research supervisor: Professor V.G.Lisovsky, DSc. (Art Studies).
I.Repin Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.
Saint-Petersburg, Russia, e-mail: svetlanasm@mail.ru


The article is one of the first attempts to summarize the creative heritage of the architect A.S.Getskin. For many years he was a member of staff of the architectural department at «Lenmetroproekt» and participated, both as author or team leader, in the design of various metro facilities. Ground vestibules erected during the period from 1956 to 1985 enable us to trace the stylistic evolution of these structures. This is important because they have had an impact on metro station design in St. Petersburg.

Key words: metro stations, land pavilions, vestibules, architect A.S.Getskin (1917-1994)


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