Samiksha Jaiswal

1937 in architecture

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1937 in architecture

The year 1937 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • May - The Georgian Group is set up as part of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in England.
  • J. M. Richards becomes editor of the Architectural Review (London), continuing until 1971.
  • Icelandic State Architect Guðjón Samúelsson's design for the Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavík is commissioned; it will be constructed 1945–86.
  • Buildings opened

  • May 6 - Chelsea Bridge in Pimlico, London, designed by G. Topham Forrest, former head of London County Council's Architect's Department, opened by the Prime Minister of Canada, William Lyon Mackenzie King.
  • May 27 - The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, designed by Joseph B. Strauss.
  • July 18 - Haus der deutschen Kunst ("House of German Art") in Munich, designed by Paul Troost (died 1934), opened by Adolf Hitler to display art of the Third Reich.
  • Buildings completed

  • Thousand Islands Bridge over the Saint Lawrence River, linking Canada and the United States.
  • Petőfi Bridge, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Holy Trinity Church, Sighișoara, Romania, designed by Dumitru Petrescu Gopeş.
  • Bethlehem Church, Copenhagen, Denmark, by Kaare Klint after original designs by his father, Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint (died 1930).
  • Church of St Michael and All Angels, Northenden, Manchester, England, designed by Nugent Cachemaille-Day.
  • Senate House (University of London), designed by Charles Holden.
  • Dolphin Square in Pimlico, London, designed by Gordon Jeeves.
  • Villa Myrdal, designed by Sven Markelius.
  • St Ann's Court, near Chertsey in England, a modernist circular house designed by Raymond McGrath for Gerald L. Schlesinger and his partner landscape architect Christopher Tunnard.
  • Republic pavilion, Barcelona, and Spanish Republican government pavilion at the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne in Paris, both designed by Josep Lluís Sert.
  • Club Moderne, Anaconda, Montana, designed by Fred F. Willson, built
  • Awards

  • RIBA Royal Gold Medal - Raymond Unwin.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Paul Jacques Grillo
  • Births

  • February 7 - Daryl Jackson, Australian architect
  • April 18 - Jan Kaplický, Czech architect mainly active in UK (died 2009)
  • May 9 - Rafael Moneo, Spanish architect
  • September 14 - Renzo Piano, Italian Pritzker Prize-winning architect
  • October 3 - Richard England, Maltese architect
  • October 24 - M. Rosaria Piomelli, born Agrisano, Italian-born American architect
  • date unknown
  • Kate Macintosh, Scottish-born architect
  • Georgie Wolton, née Cheesman, English architect
  • Yoshio Taniguchi, Japanese architect active in New York
  • Deaths

  • January 10 - Bertie Crewe, English architect (born 1860)
  • January 28 - Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooting champion (born 1862)
  • February 11 - Walter Burley Griffin, US architect and landscape architect, involved in design of Canberra (born 1876)
  • May 9 - Harry Barton, US architect from North Carolina (born 1876)
  • August 27 - John Russell Pope, US architect known for his work in Washington, DC. (born 1874)
  • References

    1937 in architecture Wikipedia

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