- Sven Markelius
Sven "Gottfrid" Markelius (1889–1972) was one of the most important
modernistSwedish architects. Markelius played an important role in the post-war urban planning of Stockholm, for example in the creation of the model suburb of Vällingby(1950s).
Stockholmin October 1889, he attended the Royal Institute of Technologyand the Academy of Arts in Stockholm from 1910 to 1915, later working at the office of Erik Lallerstedt. He developed an early interest in housing and planning and was one of the founder members of CIAMin 1928. In 1931, he co-authored the manifesto "Acceptera" ("Accept"), the birth of Swedish Functionalism and began work on the Concert Hall in Helsingborgin 1932. In 1952, Markelius was nominated to the board of design consultants for the United Nations Secretariat Buildingby Sweden.
In 1962, Markelius was awarded a Gold Medal by the
Royal Institute of British Architects.
1934 - Concert hall, Helsingborg
1931 - Student union building, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
United Nations Secretariat Building
1962 - Hötorgshus 3, Stockholm
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