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1914 in architecture

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1914 in architecture

The year 1914 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Buildings and structures opened

  • January 14 - "Bridge of Sighs" at Hertford College, Oxford, England, designed by Sir Thomas Jackson.
  • April - Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, designed by William Pitt.
  • May 7 - King Edward VII Galleries at the British Museum, London, designed by Sir John Burnet.
  • August 15 - The Panama Canal, completed by George Washington Goethals.
  • December 7 - Tepid Baths, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Buildings completed

  • Basilica of Sacré-Cœur, Paris, designed by Paul Abadie.
  • Casa Loma, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain, designed by Antonio Gaudi.
  • Stralsund Theatre, Germany, designed by Carl Moritz.
  • Interior of Cadena Café, 59 Westbourne Grove, London, designed by Omega Workshops.
  • Events

  • May 15–August 8 - Werkbund Exhibition in Cologne, featuring the Glass Pavilion designed by Bruno Taut.
  • August 15 - A dismissed servant kills seven people at American architect Frank Lloyd Wright's studio and home, Taliesin in Wisconsin (including his mistress, Mamah Borthwick), and sets it on fire.
  • Awards

  • AIA Gold Medal - Jean-Louis Pascal.
  • Royal Gold Medal - Jean-Louis Pascal.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Albert Ferran.
  • Publications

  • Albert Richardson - Monumental Classic Architecture in Great Britain and Ireland
  • Geoffrey Scott - The Architecture of Humanism: a study in the history of taste
  • Births

  • February 24 - Ralph Erskine, English architect working in Sweden (died 2005)
  • August 9 - Gordon Cullen, influential English architect and urban designer (died 1994)
  • September 8 - Denys Lasdun, English architect best known for the Royal National Theatre, London (died 2001)
  • September 13 - Ralph Rapson, American architect and head of architecture at the University of Minnesota (died 2008)
  • Deaths

  • May 24 - Herman Teodor Holmgren, Swedish architect (born 1842)
  • August 30 - Ingress Bell, English architect and professional partner of Sir Aston Webb (born 1837)
  • References

    1914 in architecture Wikipedia


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