The avenue adjacent to the H.M. ‘Ararat’ organization in Tehran, formerly Aftab, was renamed in honor of Iranian-Armenian architect, sculptor, painter Rostom Voskanian, ParsToday reports.
According to the website, the authorities of the capital city and the representatives of the political council, made the decision on the renaming, when last year they visited ‘Ararat’ sports ground and got acquainted with the historical building of the chapel Holy Cross, the author of which is Voskanian.
Rostom Voskanyan was born in 1932 in Iran; he died in 2013 in America. He graduated from the Department of Architecture of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Tehran University. He is an honorary doctor of Yerevan State University of Engineering and Construction.
There are many buildings designed by Rostom Voskanian: public and apartment buildings, including the Ararat Sports Complex, the Armenian Club, the Armenian Kindergarten in Tabriz, the construction of the Central Park of the Tabriz Prelacy, and other structures.