Nowicki, Matthew

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Nowicki, Matthew ( Maciej Nowicki) (1910–50). Polish architect, influenced by Le Corbusier and Perret. He designed an office-block in Łaódzsports-centre, Warsaw (both 1938), and the Polish Pavilion, World's Fair, NYC (1938—destroyed). The Dorton Arena, NC State Fair, Raleigh (1948–53—with two intersecting hyperbolic parabolas), is regarded as a pioneer of such structural design. He worked with Saarinen on the Master Plan for Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (from 1948–9), and was engaged on the Master Plan for Chandigarh, India (from 1948–51), when he was killed in an aeroplane crash.


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