Zivar bay Ahmadbayov

Zivar bay Garay bay oglu Ahmadbayov (Azerbaijani: Zivər bəy Əhmədbəyov 1873, Shamakhy-1925, Baku) - the first Azerbaijani architect with higher education.

Zivar bay Ahmadbayov
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Born1873
Died1925 (aged 51–52)
Alma materSaint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Scientific career
FieldsArchitecture
InstitutionsBaku Governorate

BiographyEdit

In 1902, Zivar bay Ahmadbayov graduated from Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. From this year to 1917, Ahmadbayov worked as an architect in Baku Governorate, then in Baku City Council. After the establishment of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, Ahmadbayov became the chief architect of Baku and held this post until 1922. Two of the largest mosques in Baku, the Baku-Blue Mosque and Taza Pir Mosque were constructed according to the projects of Ahmadbayov.[1][2][3] Murtuza Mukhtarov Mosque, which was constructed according to Ahmadbayov's project in the municipality of Amirjan in Baku, was added to the list of historical monuments of UNESCO. Besides that, Ahmadbayov is the architect of a lot of houses in Vladikavkaz and the building of the Ophthalmology Institute in Baku.

MemoryEdit

One of the streets of Baku is named after Zivar bay Ahmadbayov.

On May 26, 2011, the opening ceremony of Zivar bay Ahmadbayov’s monument, situated in a park named after him, near Nizami Ganjavi metro station was held in Baku.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ДВЕ МЕЧЕТИ АРХИТЕКТОРА ЗИВЕРБЕКА АХМЕДБЕКОВА". odlar-yurdu.ru. 2007-12-23.
  2. ^ "TƏZƏPİR MƏSCİD KOMPLEKSİ ƏSASLI YENİDƏNQURMA VƏ GENİŞ TİKİNTİ İŞLƏRİNDƏN SONRA İSTİFADƏYƏ VERİLMİŞDİR". Azerbaijan.az. 2009-07-07. Archived from the original on 2014-04-29. Retrieved 2011-10-24.
  3. ^ "Мечеть Тезе Пир".
  4. ^ Президент Азербайджана принял участие в открытии парка Зивер бека Ахмедбекова. Day.az, 26.05.2011.
  5. ^ President Ilham Aliyev inaugurates Ziverbey Ahmedbeyov park. Archived April 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine Yap.org.az, 27.05.2011.