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1912 in architecture

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1912 in architecture

The year 1912 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • Clough Williams-Ellis receives his first major architectural commission, for the remodelling of Llangoed Hall in Wales.
  • Buildings opened

  • April 19 - Bridges in Constantine, Algeria:
  • Sidi M'Cid Bridge, designed by Ferdinand Arnodin.
  • Sidi Rached Bridge, designed by Paul Séjourné.
  • April 25 - Rebuilt St Mark's Campanile in Venice inaugurated.
  • May - Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts opens in Moscow, Russia.
  • June - Government Conference Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (opened by the Grand Trunk Railway as Ottawa's railway station)
  • December 26 - Opening of:
  • Manchester Opera House, in Manchester, England, as the New Theatre, designed by Richardson & Gill with Farquarson.
  • St. James Theatre, Wellington, New Zealand, designed by Henry Eli White.
  • Buildings completed

  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Mysore Palace, India, designed by Henry Irwin.
  • El Centro Español de Tampa, Florida, USA.
  • Mawson's Huts, Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay, Australian Antarctic Territory
  • Šaloun's Villa in Prague, designed by and for sculptor Ladislav Šaloun.
  • Sons of Norway Hall, Petersburg, Alaska, USA.
  • Glamorgan County Hall, Cardiff, Wales, designed by Vincent Harris and T. A. Moodie.
  • Chengyang Bridge, China.
  • Jackson Tower in Portland, Oregon
  • The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston
  • Sun Tower in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal
  • Ritz-Carlton Montreal in Montreal
  • Awards

  • Olympic gold medal - Eugène Monod & Alphone Laverrière of Switzerland for Building plan of a modern stadium.
  • Royal Gold Medal - Basil Champneys.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Jacques Debat-Ponsan.
  • Births

  • January 9 - Ralph Tubbs, British architect associated with the Festival of Britain (died 1996)
  • January 30 - Finn Juhl, Danish architect, interior and industrial designer (died 1989)
  • February 21 - Henry Bernard, French architect, designer of the Palace of Europe (died 1994)
  • June 11 - Rosemary Stjernstedt, British architect (died 1998)
  • December 1 - Minoru Yamasaki, American World Trade Center architect (died 1986)
  • December 15 - Ray Eames, American designer, 2nd wife of Charles Eames (died 1988)
  • Deaths

  • February 8 - Constant-Désiré Despradelle, French architect and professor of architecture (born 1862)
  • June 1 - Daniel Burnham, American architect and urban planner (born 1846)
  • June 27 - Frank Furness, Philadelphia-based American architect (born 1839)
  • November 17 - Richard Norman Shaw, British architect (born 1831)
  • References

    1912 in architecture Wikipedia

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