On the last day of 2020, Rafael Maratovich Dayanov turned 70.
Rafael Dayanov was recognized as one of the best specialists in the field of restoration of the architectural heritage of St. Petersburg; he devoted more than forty years of his life to this business.
It was he who became the author of the projects for the restoration of the Trezzini house, the Gauswald mansion, the Lobanov-Rostovsky house, the Wawelberg tenement house, the Bobrinsky palace, the Cold Bath pavilion in Tsarskoye Selo, the Krasnoye Znamya power plant and many other buildings in St. Petersburg and its suburbs. Rafael Dayanov also contributed to the restoration of architectural monuments lost during the Soviet era. His workshop "Foundry Part-91" is one of the oldest in the city.
Since 2008, the architect taught at the Institute named after I. E. Repin of the Russian Academy of Arts, where he himself studied at one time under the guidance of Alexander Kedrinsky and Irina Benois. He has written over twenty scientific and historical research articles and received dozens of awards.
"In our memory, Rafael Maratovich will remain a high-level professional, a real Russian intellectual, a man of great knowledge, sincerely and ardently loving his work, a talented architect and restorer who never stopped at what has been achieved, as well as a wonderful teacher", - KGA.
“It is impossible to overestimate the professional contribution of an architect to the activities of the Council for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage under the Government of St. Petersburg: Rafael Maratovich never stood aside and ardently defended his position,” - KGIOP.
More information about the path of Raphael Dayanov can be found on the page of the Union of St. Petersburg Restorers.