Neha Patil

1933 in architecture

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1933 in architecture

The year 1933 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • The Bauhaus school in Berlin is permanently closed by the Nazi government.
  • Modern Architectural Research Group (MARS Group) established as a think tank by younger architects and critics involved in the modernist movement in Great Britain.
  • Completion of restoration of Herstmonceux Castle in England by Walter Godfrey.
  • Buildings opened

  • July - New Midland Hotel, Morecambe, Lancashire, England, designed by Oliver Hill.
  • August 23 - Leeds Civic Hall, Yorkshire, England, designed by Vincent Harris in 1926.
  • Royal Masonic Hospital (later Ravenscourt Park Hospital) at Ravenscourt Park in London, designed by Thomas S. Tait of Sir John Burnet, Tait and Lorne.
  • Labworth Café on Canvey Island, England, designed by engineer Ove Arup.
  • Buildings completed

  • Myer Emporium renovation, Bourke Street, Melbourne, Australia.
  • The Round House, designed by Berthold Lubetkin's Tecton Architectural Group to house gorillas at London Zoo, one of the first modernist buildings in Britain.
  • Battersea Power Station, London, with Giles Gilbert Scott as consultant architect, begins operation.
  • College Hall, Royal Air Force College Cranwell, England, designed by James Grey West.
  • Mercado de Abastos de Algeciras (market hall), Spain, designed by Eduardo Torroja.
  • Villa Markelius in Stockholm, designed by Sven Markelius for himself.
  • Schminke house in Löbau, Germany, designed by Hans Scharoun.
  • Töss Footbridge, Winterthur, Switzerland, designed by Robert Maillart.
  • Awards

  • AIA Gold Medal - Ragnar Östberg.
  • Royal Gold Medal - Charles Reed Peers.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture - Alexandre Courtois.
  • Publications

  • John Betjeman - Ghastly Good Taste, or the depressing story of the rise and fall of British architecture.
  • The Information Book of Sir John Burnet, Tait & Lorne.
  • Births

  • February 2 - Rodney Gordon, British architect (died 2008)
  • June 25 - Álvaro Siza Vieira, Portuguese architect, and architectural educator
  • July 23 - Richard Rogers, British modernist and functionalist architect
  • October 29 - John Andrews, Australian architect
  • November 4 - Terje Moe, Norwegian architect (died 2009)
  • Deaths

  • January - Edward Lippincott Tilton, American architect based in New York (born 1861)
  • March 10 - Émile André, French architect, artist and furniture designer (born 1871)
  • April 16 - Harold Peto, English architect and garden designer (born 1854)
  • August 8
  • Luca Beltrami, Italian architect and architectural historian (born 1854)
  • Adolf Loos, Austrian/Czechoslovak architect and writer (born 1870)
  • December 4 - W. G. R. Sprague, British theatre architect (born 1863)
  • References

    1933 in architecture Wikipedia

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