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1940 in architecture

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1940 in architecture

The year 1940 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • Oscar Niemeyer begins to design landmark public buildings around the artificial lake of Pampulha in Belo Horizonte, state of Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil.
  • The last of the White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs, begun in 1916, is published.
  • Thomas Sharp's Pelican book Town Planning is published in the United Kingdom.
  • Buildings completed

  • Igreja Nossa Senhora do Brasil in São Paulo, Brazil.
  • St. Mark's Church, Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Timișoara Orthodox Cathedral, Timişoara, Romania.
  • Grundtvig's Church, Bispebjerg, Denmark.
  • Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, United States, designed by Lawrence Murray Dixon.
  • Replacement Llao Llao Hotel at San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, designed by Alejandro Bustillo.
  • Civic Centre of San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, designed by Ernesto de Estrada.
  • New Bodleian Library in the University of Oxford, England, designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott.
  • Atatürk Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey (the fourth bridge on this site).
  • Eastern Michigan Motorbus Terminal in Ann Arbor, United States, designed by Banfield and Cumming with Douglas Loree.
  • Walton Yacht Works at Walton on Thames, England, designed by Jane Drew.
  • No. 4 Boathouse at HMNB Portsmouth, England, designed by E. A. Scott.
  • Awards

  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal – William Adams Delano.
  • Royal Gold Medal - Charles Voysey.
  • Births

  • January 14 - Helmut Jahn, German-American architect
  • May 31 - Lebbeus Woods, American architect and artist (died 2012)
  • June 24 - Claude Vasconi, French architect (died 2009)
  • September 3 - Frank Duffy, British architect
  • Deaths

  • February 27 - Peter Behrens, German architect and designer (born 1868)
  • June 11 - John A. Pearson, Canadian architect (born 1867)
  • August 22 - Paul Gösch, German artist, architect, lithographer, and designer (born 1885)
  • October 20 - Gunnar Asplund, Swedish Nordic Classicist architect (born 1885)
  • December 13 - Marc Camoletti, Swiss architect (born 1857)
  • References

    1940 in architecture Wikipedia

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