May 23, 2018 in the Museum and exhibition center School watercolors Andriaka opens the exhibition dedicated to the 170th anniversary of the birthday of the talented Russian architect Maxim Karlovich Heppener. This architect is the architect of the building (the Orphanage of the Evangelical welfare for poor women and children in Gorokhovsky pereulok), where he currently is the School of watercolors Andriaka.
A significant part of the exposition devoted to the creative heritage of the architect, whose name is closely connected with the historical period in the life of Moscow last third of the XIX century – early XX century. The main activity of this architect was the construction of municipal facilities, architectural design of industrial buildings, construction of public buildings – schools, gymnasiums, colleges, shelters. The most ambitious town-planning project of M. K. Geppener was his participation in the reconstruction and development of an architectural surface structure of the water supply – Mytishchi and Moskvoretsky. But the most recognizable is the building of the fire tower in Sokolniki.
Visitors will be able to take a fascinating journey back in time and get into the atmosphere of Moscow of late XIX century thanks to graphic and pictorial works with kinds of temples, merchant houses, ancient interiors, executed by pupils of the School of watercolors during the plein-air practices. The exposition is complemented by old photographs and historical documents that were not previously presented to the public.