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Architecture, Architectural Designs, Open

Date30 July – 14 August 1932
StatusOlympic
LocationLos Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art, Los Angeles, California
Participants5 from 3 countries
JudgeArthur Brown, Jr.USA
JudgeEliel SaarinenFIN
JudgeMyron HuntUSA
JudgeWarren P. LairdUSA
JudgeFrederick MeyerUSA

There were 58 participants from 14 countries who took part in architecture with 63 exhibits (including „hors concours“). The architects were offered a wide range of possibilities. There were drawings, watercolors, perspective drawings, sketches and photographs of construction projects to be submitted, … whose ultimate purpose is related to the training exercises of sport, such as stadiums, sports grounds, playgrounds, covered lanes, club buildings, boat houses, gymnasiums, bathhouses etc., and meet high artistic standards. The exhibits for the two competitions “Town Planning” and “Architectural Design” were identical, but were assessed separately for both categories. Therefore, works that were not awarded with a medal cannot be attributed to either category.

In architecture, all six medals were awarded. Probably for the first time, so-called “Honourable Mentions” were also expressed. The jury for architecture consisted of mostly well-known architects from the USA.

It was quite amazing that the jury gave the gold medal to the community work of the three Parisian architects Gustave Saacké, Pierre Bailly and Pierre Montenot with their plan for a Cirque pour Toros, when one considers that a bullring has no significant connection to the Olympics Games. American architect John Russell Pope earned the silver medal with _Payne Whitney Gymnasium, Yale University, which had already been built.

The bronze medal went to Richard Konwiarz for his Plan of Silesian Race Course. In 1932 he competed with the same work as 1928, again with photos of Wrocław Stadium, this time with more success.

PosCat NrArtist(s)NOCTranslated TitleOriginal TitleTitle in Olympic Report or Catalogue
1330Gustave Saacké / Pierre Bailly / Pierre MontenotFRACircus for BullfightsCirque pour TorosCirque pour TorosGold
21111-1141John Russell PopeUSAPayne Whitney Gymnasium, Yale UniversityPayne Whitney Gymnasium, Yale University, New HavenPayne Whitney Gymnasium, Yale University - …Silver1
3419Richard KonwiarzGERPlan of Silesian Race Course in the Sport Park of BreslauStadion Breslau (Schlesische Kampfbahn)Plan of Silesian Race CourseBronze2