Time and Old Iron Structures in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, by Roberto Conte

December 2017, series Nizhny Novgorod. Photograph © Roberto Conte
05/02/2018
Time and Old Iron Structures in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, by Roberto Conte
[Nizhny Novgorod - Strelka] Russia
metalocus, JORGE FERRER
December 2017, series Nizhny Novgorod. Photograph © Roberto Conte

This threatened constructions on the Volga bank in Nizhny Novgorod are a unique monument of Russian engineering from the last third of the 19th century.

These iron structures are fragments of the central pavilion of two national exhibitions, designed by engineers Hermann von Pauker and Ivan Vyshnegradsky, and are currently a restricted industrial area. Italian photographer Roberto Conte’s shots series to Nizhny Novgorod captures these extraordinary visions of monuments of engineering and architecture threatened by the impending FIFA World Cup.
 

Description of project by Marina Ignatushko (journalist and leader of the "Open Strelka" association in Nizhny Novgorod), translated from Russian to English by Nina Frolova

Threatened constructions on the Volga bank in Nizhny Novgorod are a unique monument of Russian engineering from the last third of the 19th century. It was then that edifices with iron framework became widespread, and their openwork pattern, material, riveted joints turned into a symbol of progress. These constructions are the frame of packhouses in the former cargo port at the Strelka, the confluence of the major Russian rivers Oka and Vol...read more

December 2017, series Nizhny Novgorod. Photograph © Roberto ConteDecember 2017, series Nizhny Novgorod. Photograph © Roberto ConteDecember 2017, series Nizhny Novgorod. Photograph © Roberto ConteDecember 2017, series Nizhny Novgorod. Photograph © Roberto ConteDecember 2017, series Nizhny Novgorod. Photograph © Roberto ConteDecember 2017, series Nizhny Novgorod. Photograph © Roberto ConteDecember 2017, series Nizhny Novgorod. Photograph © Roberto ConteDecember 2017, series Nizhny Novgorod. Photograph © Roberto ConteJanuary 2018. Photograph © Zoya RyurikovaBird-eye view of the 1882 exhibition grounds. Plate from the book «All-Russian Art and Industrial Exhibition in Moscow, 1882», published by Hermann Hoppe. Courtesy of Open Strelka.Main entrance of the manufactory department at the 1896 exhibition. Plate from the book «All-Russian Art and Industrial Exhibition of 1896 in Nizhny Novgorod», published by Hermann Hoppe. Engraved by V.K. Seipel after a photo by M. P. Dimitriev. Courtesy of Open Strelka.Interior of a pavilion of the main building at the exhibition of 1896. Plate from the book “All-Russian Art and Industrial Exhibition in Nizhny Novgorod, 1896”, published by photographers’ firm “Scherer Nabholz & Co.” Courtesy of Open Strelka.Façade of the main entrance of the exhibition of 1882. Plate from the book “All-Russian Industrial and Art Exhibition of 1882 in Moscow”, published by photographers’ firm “Scherer Nabholz & Co.” Courtesy of Open Strelka.Main building at the exhibition of 1896. Plate from the book “All-Russian Art and Industrial Exhibition in Nizhny Novgorod, 1896”, published by photographers’ firm “Scherer Nabholz & Co.” Courtesy of Open Strelka.Postcard with a view of a wharf at the Strelka in Nizhny Novgorod (1896-1917) by the photographer and publisher Vasily Breyev. Courtesy of Open Strelka.