The Architecture of Mariupol — and the legacy of Viktor Nielsen

Modern collage from Mariupol featuring the architect Victor Nielsen
Message from the Mayor of Mariupol about the competition in 2020

Viktor Alexandrovich Nielsen.

Viktor Nielsen’s mansion — The House of the Weeping Nymphs
The “Lion House” in Mariupol, by Viktor Nielsen. Photos by Evgeny Sosnovsky
Left: The Radio Hub Building (1909) & Right: Pryazovskyi State Technical University (1911) Photo by Evgeny Sosnovsky
Church of Constantine and Helen (completed 1911) — destroyed in 1936 by the Soviets
Victor Nielsen’s Water Tower in Mariupol (1908)
Viktor Nielsen — symbol of Mariupol



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Mikael Colville-Andersen

Mikael Colville-Andersen

Urban designer, author and host of the global documentary series about urbanism, The Life-Sized City. Impatient Idealist.