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1911 in architecture

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1911 in architecture

The year 1911 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.

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Events

  • March 25 - The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire shows up the need for improved safety standards in New York City buildings.
  • April 4 - Foundation stone of Castle Drogo, a country house in Devon, England designed by Edwin Lutyens, laid; it will not be completed until 1930.
  • May 23 - The competition to design Canberra, Australia's new capital, is won by American architect Walter Burley Griffin. In the same year, Griffin marries fellow architect Marion Lucy Mahony.
  • Buildings opened

  • May 23 - New York Public Library Main Branch, designed by Carrère and Hastings.
  • September 12 - Theatro Municipal (São Paulo), designed by Ramos de Azevedo.
  • c. September - Altare della Patria (Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II) in Rome, designed by Giuseppe Sacconi (died 1905) in 1884 inaugurated; it will not be completed until 1925.
  • Buildings completed

  • Brasserie Excelsior and Angleterre Hotel in Nancy, France, designed by Lucien Weissenburger and Alexander Mienville, with ironwork and interiors by Louis Majorelle and stained glass by Jacques Gruber.
  • Fagus Factory at Alfeld an der Leine, designed by Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright builds his Taliesin house and studio in Spring Green, Wisconsin.
  • Horwood House in Buckinghamshire, England, designed by Detmar Blow, is completed.
  • King Edward Building for the General Post Office (United Kingdom) in the City of London, designed by Henry Tanner, an early use of Hennebique reinforced concrete.
  • Eagle Insurance Building, Manchester, England, designed by Charles Heathcote.
  • New City Hall (Prague), designed by Osvald Polívka.
  • Monroe Street Bridge in Spokane, Washington.
  • Awards

  • AIA Gold Medal - George Browne Post.
  • Royal Gold Medal - Wilhelm Dorpfeld.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: René Mirland.
  • Births

  • March 24 - Jane Drew, English modernist architect and town planner (died 1996)
  • July 16 - John Lautner, American architect (died 1994)
  • Deaths

  • November 15 - Philip Gengembre Hubert, French-born New York architect (born 1830)
  • Adolf Eichler, German architect working in Baku (suicide; born 1869)
  • References

    1911 in architecture Wikipedia


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