Puneet Varma

1954 in architecture

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1954 in architecture

The year 1954 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Buildings

  • Ciudad Universitaria (University City), UNAM's main campus in Mexico City, designed by Mario Pani and Enrique del Moral, is completed.
  • Hunstanton Secondary Modern School, Hunstanton, Norfolk, England, designed by Peter and Alison Smithson, is completed
  • Stockholm city district of Vällingby, planned by Sven Markelius, is inaugurated
  • Pruitt–Igoe housing project in St. Louis, Missouri, designed by Minoru Yamasaki, first occupied
  • Events

  • Buckminster Fuller patents his geodesic dome design, later expressed in his Dymaxion House
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - Arthur George Stephenson.
  • Prix de Rome, architecture - Michel Marot.
  • Rome Prize Fellowship at American Academy in Rome - Robert Venturi.
  • Births

  • Hans Robert Hiegel, German architect
  • Kengo Kuma, Japanese architect
  • Deaths

  • February 25 - Auguste Perret, French architect, pioneer of reinforced concrete (born 1874)
  • Salvador Valeri i Pupurull, Catalan architect (born 1873)
  • References

    1954 in architecture Wikipedia


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