Markelius, Sven Gottfrid

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Markelius, Sven Gottfrid (1889–1972). Swedish architect and town-planner, he worked for Östberg before becoming influenced by Le Corbusier and joining CLAM (1928). He won the competition to design a Concert Hall at Hälsingborg (1925, built 1932–4), and made his reputation with the Swedish Pavilion at the New York World's Fair (1939). From 1944 to 1954 he was Director of the Stockholm Planning Commission and implemented a policy of building ‘town-sections’ fully integrated with the city, including Vällingby (from 1953) with its central pedestrian zone. He was consulting architect for the United Nations Building, NYC, and the UNESCO Building, Paris.

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