Supriya Ghosh

1928 in architecture

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1928 in architecture

The year 1928 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • February - Hannes Meyer succeeds Walter Gropius as head of the Bauhaus school.
  • June - Congrès Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne is initiated by Le Corbusier.
  • Le Corbusier wins all three competitions for design of the Tsentrosoyuz building in Moscow.
  • Léon Azéma is appointed Architect of the City of Paris.
  • Buildings opened

  • January 1 - Milam Building in San Antonio, Texas, designed by George Rodney Willis, the tallest brick and reinforced concrete structure and first office building with built-in air conditioning in the United States at this date.
  • March 31 - Stockholm Public Library in Sweden, designed by Gunnar Asplund.
  • October 6 - Collège Saint Marc, Alexandria, Egypt, designed by Léon Azéma.
  • October 25 - Großmarkthalle at Frankfurt am Main, designed by Martin Elsaesser.
  • Buildings completed

  • First Dymaxion House is designed by Buckminster Fuller.
  • The Royal Horticultural Society New Building, a second exhibition hall for The Royal Horticultural Society, designed by Easton & Robertson, is completed in Westminster, London, the first in the United Kingdom to have a parabolic curved concrete roof structure.
  • Second Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland, designed by Rudolf Steiner.
  • Rusakov Workers' Club in Moscow, USSR, designed by Konstantin Melnikov.
  • Firestone Tyre Factory on the 'Golden Mile' of London's Great West Road, designed by Wallis, Gilbert and Partners in Art Deco style (demolished 1980).
  • Granada Theatre and Temple Israel (Minneapolis), designed by Liebenberg and Kaplan.
  • Awards

  • Olympic gold medal - Jan Wils of the Netherlands for Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam.
  • Olympic silver medal - Einar Mindedal Rasmussen of Denmark for Swimming pool at Ollerup.
  • Olympic bronze medal - Jacques Lambert of France for Stadium at Versailles.
  • Royal Gold Medal - Guy Dawber.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Eugène Beaudouin.
  • Births

  • June 28 - Alison Smithson, née Gill, English architect (died 1993)
  • September 8 - Fumihiko Maki, Japanese architect
  • October 25 - Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Brazilian architect Pritzker Prize laureate 2006
  • December 15 - Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian architect and artist (died 2000)
  • date unknown - James Birrell, Australian architect
  • Deaths

  • January 23 - A. E. Doyle, American architect (born 1877
  • June 23 - Konstantīns Pēkšēns, Latvian-born architect (born 1859)
  • December 10 - Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish-born architect and designer (born 1868)
  • References

    1928 in architecture Wikipedia

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