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Oscar Gundlach-Pedersen

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameVilhelm Oscar•Gundlach-Pedersen (Pedersen-)
Used nameOscar•Gundlach-Pedersen
Born17 May 1886 in Odense (DEN)
Died4 October 1960 in Kongens Lyngby, Lyngby-Taarbæk (DEN)
NOC Denmark

Biography

Vilhelm Oscar Gundlach-Pedersen studied sculpture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and then attended the School of Architecture. As an architect he combined baroque elements with Modern Art. His style followed the natural romance of neo-classicism with functionalism. He was particularly known for his functional residential buildings. Gundlach-Pedersen was also engaged in furniture design and silverware together with the famous silversmith and designer Georg Jensen. Between 1927-31 he was the director of the A/S Georg Jensen Silver Smith, and afterwards was a special advisor. Gundlach-Pedersen was later the chairman of the Danish Standard Council for supporting structures and fittings and a member of the Board of the Technical Association (1923).

In 1926, Gundlach-Petersen designed the exhibition hall “Forum” in København, which was equipped with a cycle track. Perhaps his “Velodrome” was a study of this track. In World War II, the building was blown up by Danish resistance fighters in order to prevent the Germans from using it. After the war, the “Forum” was rebuilt, again by Gundlach-Petersen.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Art Competitions DEN Oscar Gundlach-Pedersen
Architecture, Open (Olympic) AC