I. Metshin about the work of Tatiana Prokofieva, the chief architect
Photo by Denis Gordiyko
ago, we agreed with Tatiana Prokofieva to work together for the next 5 years.
Then she worked in America. But I managed to persuade her to come to help her
hometown in the improvement of public spaces and the renovation of the
historical center and the preparation for the landmark events that took place
in Kazan: Universiade, the FINA, the World Cup. Then I told her that this would
be history, because, in these 10 years, Kazan will experience such rapid growth
and development that America has been going through for 100 years. And I did
not deceive her. There are no non-responsible positions; all managers bear their
burden of responsibility. But the chief architect is the one who predetermines
the development of Kazan for centuries ahead. She always managed to find the
best solution, which took into account the interests of all citizens.
Prokofieva leaves the post of the chief architect of Kazan. Over the years, she
won the authority of the architectural community both in the republic and far
beyond its borders. But we do not say goodbye to her. She will continue to
participate in making important decisions for the city and work in town
planning commissions as an architect.