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Sven Gottfrid Markelius (25 October 1889 – 24 February 1972) was a Swedish modernist architect. Markelius played an important role in the post-war urban planning of Stockholm, for example in the creation of the model suburbs of Vällingby (1950s) and Farsta (1960s).
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Markelius attended the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm from 1909 to 1913. From 1913-1915, he continued his studies in Stockholm at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, then began working in the practice of Erik Lallerstedt. He developed an interest in urban planning and was one of the founding members of CIAM (Congrès Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne) in 1928. The works he designed, such as the Helsingborg Concert Hall, are prime examples of Swedish Functionalism. He later designed the Social and Economic Council meeting room at the United Nations in New York City, and was Director of City Planning in Stockholm from 1944-1954. Swedish architect. In private practice, Stockholm from 1915.
Swedish, Scandinavian
Artist, Architect, Urban Planner, Teacher
Sven Markelius, Sven Jonsson, Sven Gottfrid Markelius, Sven Gottfried Markelius
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