Architect Alexandru M. Zagoritz was active at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. His works are in the Neo-Romanian style. He was a good draughtsman, and he published in Arhitectura magazine in 1916. As an architect, he had a promising early career and was part of the team of architects which worked at the setup of the Jubilee Exhibition in 1906, organized on Filaretului Hill, the future Carol I Park. He collaborated with Ion Mincu, and after the latter’s death in 1912, he continued the restoration works at Stavropoleos Church. In his brief life, Alexandru Zagoritz was a contributor of Arhitectura magazine and Buletinul Comisiei Monumentelor Istorice. In Arhitectura magazine, no. 2/1916, Alexandru Zagoritz published a portrait of architect Ion Mincu.
He died in 1916, during World War I.
(Gabriela Petrescu, 2016)
(Bucharest, May 31, 1881 - Bucharest, October 31, 1916)
? - Superior School of Architecture, Bucharest;
? - He was Ion Mincu’s student.
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He was Toma T. Socolescu’s colleague and friend.
Besides drawing, Alexandru Zagoritz wrote poetry.
1908 - He designed the building survey of the Văcăreşti Monastery, together with Constantin Iotzu (at the time they were both students);
? - Nicu Cincu house, 56 Popa Tatu Street, Bucharest;
? - Vasile Zagoritz house, 25 Splaiul Cogălniceanu (now Independenţei), Bucharest;
? - Restoration of the church at Vărbila Monastery.
Since 1912 - Continued the restoration of Stavropoleos church.
Between 1912 and 1916, he published various articles and drawings in:
Buletinul Societăţii Arhitecţilor Români, August 1912;
Convorbiri literare, November 1912-June 1916;
Buletinul Comisiunii Monumentelor istorice, April 1913-March 1916;
Arhitectura magazine, February-May 1916.
CONSTANTIN, Paul, Dicționar universal al arhitecților, Editura Știinţifică şi Enciclopedică, Bucureşti, 1986.
PANAITESCU, Alexandru, Remember Mănăstirea Văcăreşti, Editura Simetria, Bucureşti, 2008.
SOCOLESCU, Toma T., Amintiri, Editura Caligraf, Bucureşti, 2004.
TABACU, Gabriela, Revista Arhitectura, studiu monografic şi indici, Editura Humanitas, Bucureşti, 2008.
ZAGORITZ, Alexandru, Arhitectul Ioan Mincu - portret, in: Arhitectura magazine, no. 2/1916.
Arhitectura magazine, no. 1, 2, 3/1916.
Arhitectura magazine, 1920.