Supriya Ghosh

1943 in architecture

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1943 in architecture

The year 1943 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • The Athens Charter is published by the Congres Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne group of architects.
  • Nikolaus Pevsner's book An Outline of European Architecture is published in Britain.
  • The County of London Plan is prepared by J. H. Forshaw and Patrick Abercrombie.
  • Buildings opened

  • January 15 - The Pentagon in Washington, D.C., United States, designed by George Bergstrom
  • April 13 - The Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C., designed by John Russell Pope
  • Peace River Suspension Bridge, Canada (collapsed 1957)
  • Sandö Bridge, Sweden
  • Surp Hagop Church, Aleppo, Syria
  • Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, designed by Oscar Niemeyer
  • Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, India, designed by Henry Vaughan Lanchester (begun 1929)
  • Block D, Bletchley Park, England.
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - Charles Herbert Reilly.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: André Chatelin and Jean Dubuisson.
  • Births

  • April 1 - Mario Botta, Swiss architect
  • April 26 - Peter Zumthor, Swiss architect
  • August 7 - Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil, Egyptian architect working in Islamic and New Classical styles
  • Sigrid Lorenzen Rupp, German-born architect (died 2004)
  • Deaths

  • June 27 - Knud Arne Petersen, Danish architect and director of Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen (born 1862)
  • July 19 - Giuseppe Terragni, Italian Rationalist architect (born 1904; thrombosis)
  • November 29 - John Virginius Bennes, Oregon architect (born 1867)
  • References

    1943 in architecture Wikipedia

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