Othello Zavaroni

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameOtello "Othello"•Zavaroni
Used nameOthello•Zavaroni
Born29 March 1910 in Paris XVIIIe, Paris (FRA)
Died28 February 1991 in Paris XIVe, Paris (FRA)
NOC France


Othello Zavaroni was a French architect, who studied at l’École des Beaux Arts in Paris. He later directed the free workshop Defrasse Madeline of Architecture from 1944-57, and the formal workshop from 1957-68. From 1968-78 he was named professor at l’École des Beaux Arts.

Zavaroni was involved in many projects with the agency Lacoste Madeline, the Bruxelles World Fair in 1925, the International Water Technology Exhibition of Liège in 1939, and the re-construction of the churches of Zwartberg and Berringen. In 1949, he was appointed chief architect for the reconstruction of Caudebec-en-Caux in Normandy, and participated in the construction of the stock exchange in Le Havre. In 1937 he won the Prix de Rome for architecture.

The joint project of the three architects Guy Ardilouze, Jean Démaret and Othello Zavaroni was a local sports center for the training of future top athletes. It was built on a former estate near the castle of Boivre. The planning began in 1942. Although it is not confirmed that the construction was carried out according to the plans of these three architects, that seems very likely. Today, it is operated under the name Center de Ressources, d’Expertise et de Performance Sportives (CREPS).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Art Competitions FRA Othello Zavaroni
Architecture, Further Entries, Open (Olympic) France AC