Articles / Engel, Karl (1778 - 1840), an architect

Engel, Karl (1778 - 1840), an architect

Subject / Architecture/Personnel

Engel, Karl Lyudvigovich (Karl Ludvig) (1778 - 1840), an architect, town-planner. He was originated from Germany. He graduated from the Academy of Architecture in Berlin. Engel worked in Abo (Turku) and Helsingfors (Helsinki). From 1825 he was in charge of building in Finland. Engel appreciated greatly the architecture of St. Petersburg and was under under influence of it. It affected the view of Helsinki where 25 public buildings were built according to his projects. During 1820 - the 1830s Engel participated in designing and building constructions in Vyborg Town: the cathedral of the Dominican Monastery (13, Vyborgskaya Street) was reconstructed according to his projects; buidings formed the Vyborg Castle yard were rebuilt; the decorative constructions in the estate of Monrepo, including the wooden Gothic gate, were built. In 1834 the burgomaster's mansion (14, Progonnaya Street) was rebuilt presumably according to Engel's project. In 1815 Engel built the estate of Ala-Urpala near Vyborg Town. The wooden manor-house was survived in rebuilt view.

Chekanova, Olga Aleksandrovna

Engel, Karl Ludwigovich

Neighbouring Territories/Finland
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vyborg District/Vyborg Town/Progonnaya Street
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vyborg District/Vyborg Town
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vyborg District/Vyborg Town/Vyborgskaya Street

Кепп Е.Е. Архитектурные памятники Выборга. Л., 1977., 99, 108
Страницы Выборгской истории: Краеведческие записки // Сост. С.А.Абдуллина. Выборг, 2004., 314
Гоголицын Ю.М., Гоголицына Т.М. Памятники архитектуры Ленинградской области. Л., 1987., 178

Subject Index
Monrepo, a country estate
The Dominican Monastery