Alexi-Meskhishvili, Vladimir

ვლადიმერ ალექსი-მესხიშვილი

* 28.09.1915 Tbilisi, Georgia

† 21.06.1978 Tbilisi

Architect

Vladimir (Lado) Alexi-Meskhishvili graduated from the Industrial Institute of Georgia in 1939 majoring in architecture and started working at “Khramhesproekt” in the same year. 1941-44 he served in the army. After demobilization he began to work on the “Shakhtaproekti” as an architect. From 1955 he worked at “Tbilqalakproeqti” as a lead architect of the projects, leader of a III architectural workshop (1960) and then lead architect of the institute. 1963 to 1968 he was Chief Architect of Tbilisi. 1962-77 he was a professor at The Faculty of Architecture at Tbilisi State Academy of Art

Vladimir Alexi-Meskhishvili was granted the title of the Honored Artist of Georgia (1960). He was Laureate of the Council of Ministers of Georgia (1970) and Komsomol (1972) state prizes. He received Shota Rustaveli State Prize for the lower floor of Freedom Square metro station (1969); State Prize of Georgian SSR for Central Postal Service and Telegraph building (1983); USSR State Prize for Victory Memorial of Vake-Park (1988) and the Order of Honorable Merit.

Info: Nutsa Alexi-Meskhishvili
Fotos: Georgian Sport Museum, National Archive, Vladimer Alexi-Meskhishvili personal Archive, Davit Morbedadze personal Archive

Main Projects

– Sanatorium “Imereti”, Tskaltubo 1957 (Vladimir Alexi-Meskhishvili, Levan Djanelidze, Tinatin Paniashvili. Civil engineer: M. Tsenteradze)

– Sports Palace, Tbilisi 1961 (Vladimir Alexi-Meskhishvili, Iuri Kasradze. Civil engineer: Davit Kadjaia)

– Restaurant “Iori”, Tbilisi 1962 (Vladimir Alexi-Meskhishvili, N. Vadatchkoria, S. Megrelishvili. Civil engineer: Guram Mebuke)

– Restort of the Council of Ministers, Bitchvinta 1962 (Vladimir Alexi-Meskhishvili, N. Vadatchkoria. Civil engineer: Guram Mebuke)

– Restort of the Council of Ministers, Sokhumi 1962 (Vladimir Alexi-Meskhishvili, N. Vadatchkoria, Ketevan Kobakhidze. Civil engineer: Guram Mebuke)

– Pavilion of Soviet Georgia, Izmir, Turkey 1965 (Vladimir Alexi-Meskhishvili, V. Jitkovski, Kiazo Nakhutsrishvili. Civil engineer: Guram Mebuke)

– Lower floor of Freedom Square metro station, (then “Lenin Square”), Tbilisi, 1967 (Vladimir Alexi-Meskhishvili, Ketevan Kobakhidze. Civil engineer: Guram Mebuke)

– Agricultural Institute of Georgia, Tbilisi 1970 (Vladimir Alexi-Meskhishvili, Guram Gabashvili. Civil engineer: G. Tsanava)

– Automobil transport base of Ministry Council of Georgia, 1970 Tbilisi (Vladimir Alexi-Meskhishvili, Kiazo Nakhutsrishvili, Giorgi Kurdiani. Civil engineer: Guram Mebuke)

– Laboratory of Ampelography, 1970 Tbilisi (Vladimir Alexi-Meskhishvili. Civil engineer: G. Tsanava)

– The Victory Memorial of Vake-Park, Tbilisi 1970 (Vladimir Alexi-Meskhishvili, Kiazo Nakhutsrishvili. Civil engineer: Guram Mebuke. Skulptor: Giorgi Ochiauri. Artist: Zurab Tsereteli)

Chess Palace and Alpine Club, Tbilisi 1973, (Vladimir Alexi-Meskhishvili, Germane Ghudushauri. Civil engineer: Guram Mebuke)

– Akaki Khorava House of Actor, Tbilisi 1974 (Vladimir Alexi-Meskhishvili, Kiazo Nakhutsrishvili, Ketevan Kobakhidze. Civil engineer: Guram Mebuke)

– Restort of the Council of Ministers, Sinopi, Sokhumi 1978 (Vladimir Alexi-Meskhishvili, Germane Ghudushauri. Civil engineer: Guram Mebuke)

– The Central Postal Service and Telegraph, Tbilisi 1980 (Vladimir Alexi-Meskhishvili, Teimuraz Mikashavidze. Civil engineer: Guram Mebuke)