Neha Patil

1920 in architecture

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1920 in architecture

The year 1920 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Events

  • Construction of Welwyn Garden City in England begins with Louis de Soissons as architect and town planner.
  • Edith Hughes establishes her own architectural practice, in Glasgow, the first British woman to do so.
  • In the first issue of the Purist art magazine L’ Esprit Nouveau co-founded by him, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris adopts the pseudonym Le Corbusier.
  • Buildings opened

  • November 11 - The Cenotaph, Whitehall, London, designed by Edwin Lutyens.
  • Buildings completed

  • Ajuria Enea, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, designed by Alfredo Baeschlin.
  • Coliseum Theatre (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia.
  • Manitoba Legislative Building in Winnipeg, Canada.
  • Oak Tower, Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
  • Oslo Synagogue, Norway.
  • Teatro Municipal (Lima), Peru.
  • Awards

  • AIA Gold Medal - Egerton Swartwout
  • Olympic silver medal - Holger Sinding-Larsen of Norway for Project for a gymnastics school (no other medals awarded)
  • Royal Gold Medal - Charles Louis Girault
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Michel Roux-Spitz
  • Births

  • January 23 - Gottfried Böhm, German architect
  • July 16 - Peter Yates, English architect (died 1982)
  • September 2 - Romaldo Giurgola, Italian-American-Australian academic architect, professor and author
  • December 28 - Bruce McCarty, American architect
  • Deaths

  • March 12 - Hermann Eggert, German architect (born 1888)
  • May 17 - Jean-Louis Pascal, academic French architect (born 1837)
  • May 18 - Frank Matcham, English theatrical architect and designer (born 1854)
  • July 31 - Thomas Tryon, American architect (born 1859)
  • October 22 - Ruggero Berlam, Italian architect (born 1854)
  • References

    1920 in architecture Wikipedia


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