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Gustave Saacké

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJean Baptiste Marie Gustave•Saacké
Used nameGustave•Saacké
Born20 August 1884 in Sète, Hérault (FRA)
Died18 April 1975
NOC France

Biography

It is odd that the jury gave the 1932 prizes to the three Parisian architects Saacké, Pierre Bailly and Pierre Montenot for their plan of a bullring, as it was difficult to connect bullfighting with the Olympic Movement. Saacké was involved in the 1930s in several construction projects in Venezuela, including a bank building in Maracay, now the local Museum of Anthropology and History. As early as 1925 he planned the construction of the Stade Jean Bouin in Paris, which was demolished in 2010. In 1942 he designed the Technical Centre for Aluminum, which later became the seat of the French Football Federation (FFF). The grandfather of the French director Jean-Jacques Vierne, Saacké planned numerous projects together with Bailly, including the Pavillon des Diamantaires for the building exhibition (1925, When Art Deco Beguiled the World) in Paris.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Art Competitions FRA Gustave Saacké
Architecture, Architectural Designs, Open (Olympic) France 1 Gold
Architecture, Further Entries, Open (Olympic) France AC
Architecture, Further Entries, Open (Olympic) France AC