Supriya Ghosh

1929 in architecture

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1929 in architecture

The year 1929 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • September 7 – Ceremony to lay the foundation stone for the new Palace of Nations in Geneva.
  • November 18 – Ceremony to break the ground for the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India, designed by Henry Vaughan Lanchester (completed 1943).
  • Plan of White City (Tel Aviv) in Mandatory Palestine by Patrick Geddes agreed.
  • Buildings opened

  • April - Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower, Brooklyn, New York city, designed by Halsey, McCormack and Helmer.
  • July 23 - Landakotskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • October 3 - Dominion Theatre, London, England, designed by W. and T. R. Milburn.
  • December 1 - Underground Electric Railways Company of London headquarters, 55 Broadway, designed by Charles Holden.
  • Buildings completed

  • The Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
  • Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Ontario; it becomes the tallest building in the British Empire.
  • Frauenfriedenskirche, Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Church of Our Lady & St Alphege, Bath, England, designed by Giles Gilbert Scott.
  • Lovell House in Los Angeles, designed by Richard Neutra.
  • E-1027 vacation home at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in the south of France, designed for themselves by Eileen Gray and her lover Jean Badovici.
  • Nobel House, the headquarters of ICI, on Millbank, Westminster, London, designed by Frank Baines.
  • Paimio Sanatorium in Finland, designed by Alvar Aalto.
  • Boston Avenue Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Richfield Tower in Los Angeles, designed by Stiles O. Clements.
  • Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid, Spain, designed by José Espeliú.
  • Melnikov-House, designed by Konstantin Melnikov.
  • Awards

  • AIA Gold Medal – Milton Bennett Medary
  • RIBA Royal Gold Medal – Victor Laloux
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture – Jean Niermans
  • Births

  • January 11 – Dmitri Bruns, Estonian architect and theorist
  • February 28 – Frank Gehry, Canadian-American Pritzker Prize-winning architect
  • June 15 – Derek Walker, English architect and urban planner (died 2015)
  • October 11 – Raymond Moriyama, Canadian architect
  • Deaths

  • January 25 – Ralph Knott, English architect (born 1878)
  • February 24 – Lucien Weissenburger, French Art Nouveau architect (born 1860)
  • April 4 – Francis Conroy Sullivan, Canadian architect and pupil of Frank Lloyd Wright (born 1882)
  • August 27 – James Knox Taylor, Supervising Architect of the United States Department of the Treasury (born 1857)
  • September 13 – Sir Robert Lorimer, Scottish architect and furniture designer (born 1864)
  • October 15 – Émile Bénard, French architect and painter (born 1844)
  • December 10 – Axel Berg, prize-winning Danish architect (born 1856)
  • References

    1929 in architecture Wikipedia

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