Bryggman, Erik William

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Bryggman, Erik William (1891–1955). Finnish architect. Born in Turku, he studied architecture in Helsinki, graduating in 1916. He set up his own office in Turku in 1923, where Aino and Alvar Aalto worked with him for a brief period. The collaboration produced the important design for the 1929 Exhibition to celebrate seven centuries of the city's existence. In 1930 Bryggman won the Grand Prix at the Antwerp World Fair for his Finnish pavilion, an essay in birch plywood, and in 1938 his well-known design for the cemetery chapel at Turku was commenced, though not completed until 1941. Other buildings by him include Vierumäki sports-club (1931–6), the library of Åbo Academy, Turku (1933–6), and the Riihimäki water-tower (1952).

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