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1921 in architecture

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1921 in architecture

The year 1921 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.

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Buildings completed

  • The Einstein Tower near Potsdam, Germany, designed by Erich Mendelsohn.
  • Berliner Tageblatt, designed by Erich Mendelsohn.
  • The current Sydney Central railway station in Australia.
  • Harkness Tower in Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, United States, after 4 years of construction.
  • The Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota, United States is completed (except for domes added in 1937).
  • The Wong Tai Sin Temple (Hong Kong) is moved to its current site and completed.
  • New Hindu Durgiana Temple in Amritsar.
  • The Ohel Rachel Synagogue in Shanghai, designed by Robert Bradshaw Moorhead and Sidney Joseph Halse, is dedicated on January 23.
  • Michel de Klerk's Het Schip housing development for Eigen Haard in Amesterdam.
  • Monument to the March Dead (Denkmal der Märzgefallenen), by Walter Gropius in Weimar, Germany.
  • The Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook, Illinois, United States.
  • The Chicago Theatre movie palace in the United States.
  • The Theater Pathé Tuschinski movie/live theatre in Amsterdam, designed by Hijman Louis de Jong, is opened on October 28.
  • Designs

  • Adolf Loos designed a mausoleum for Max Dvořák that has remained unbuilt.
  • Events

  • March - Puhl & Wagner are contracted to decorate the interior of the Golden Hall (Stockholm City Hall) with neo-Byzantine mosaics designed by Einar Forseth.
  • March 21 - Teatro Yagüez in Puerto Rico, designed by José Sabàs Honoré, reopens.
  • May 27 - A Buddha image is enshrined in the main hall of the Daifukuji Soto Zen Mission in Hawai'i, as part of a dedication ceremony for the building.
  • September 5 - The Cervantes Theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina, opens with a production of Lope de Vega's La dama boba.
  • Hugo Häring and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe submit a competition entry for a Friedrichstrasse office building, fully made of glass.
  • Construction work begins on the Watts Towers in Los Angeles, designed by Simon Rodia.
  • Awards

  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal – Cass Gilbert.
  • Royal Gold Medal - Edwin Lutyens.
  • Births

  • January 15 - Ulrich Franzen, German-born American "Brutalist" architect, in Düsseldorf (died 2012)
  • February 26 - Angelo Mangiarotti, Italian architect and industrial designer, in Milan (died 2012)
  • March 14 - Ada Louise Huxtable, New York architecture critic and writer (died 2013)
  • July 22 - Colin Madigan, Australian architect (died 2011)
  • September 6 - Lyubow Demeetriyevna Oosava, Russian-born Belarusian architect
  • Deaths

  • March 3 - Pierre Cuypers, Dutch church and museum architect (born 1827)
  • May 18 - Martin Nyrop, Danish architect of Copenhagen City Hall (born 1849)
  • June 1 - Sir Robert Rowand Anderson, Scottish Victorian architect (born 1834)
  • December 10 - George Ashlin, Irish ecclesiastical architect (born 1837)
  • References

    1921 in architecture Wikipedia


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