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Architecture, Designs For Town Planning, Open

Date29 July – 14 August 1948
LocationVictoria & Albert Museum, London
Participants6 from 3 countries
JudgeJan WilsNED
JudgePercy ThomasGBR
JudgeRobert MatthewGBR
JudgeWilliam Graham HolfordGBR
JudgeHoward CraneUSA
JudgeBill AdamGBR
JudgeEric de NormannGBR

The two well established competitions for “Town Planning” and “Architectural Design“ were held again in London. All medals were awarded as well as additional honorable mentions. The exhibits for the two competitions were identical, but were assessed separately for both categories. Therefore, works that were not awarded with a medal cannot be attributed to either category. A total of 55 architects, including one woman, from 14 countries submitted 46 projects.

The winning entry in the competition for designs for town planning was sent in by Yrjö Lindgren. The Finnish architect had designed the stadium for the 1940 Summer Olympics, which were never held due to the outbreak of World War II. Lindgren’s gold medal was not for his stadium, but for The Centre of Athletics in Varkaus. The bronze medal in the competition was also won by a Finn, Ilmari Niemeläinen. He is one of the few artists who also competed as an athlete, competing in diving in both 1936 and 1948.

PosCatalogue NumberCompetitorNOCTranslated TitleOriginal TitleTitle in Olympic Report or Catalogue
1386Yrjö LindegrenFINModel for "The Centre of Athletics in Varkaus"Varkauden UrheilukeskusModel for "The Centre of Athletics in Varkaus"Gold
2370Edy Knupfer / Werner SchindlerSUIModel for "Swiss Federal Sports and Gymnastics Training Centre"Eidgenössische Turn- und Sportschule (ETS) in MagglingenModel for "Swiss Federal Sports and Gymnastics Training Centre"Silver
3363Ilmari NiemeläinenFINModel for "The Athletic Centre in Kemi"Kemin urheilukeskussuunnitelmallaanModel for "The Athletic Centre in Kemi"Bronze
HM381Jack Néel / Pierre VagoFRAProject for "Social and Sports Centre for the Youth of the Borough of Levallois Perret" Centre Social de la Jeunesse et des Sports de la Commune de LevalloisProject for "Social and Sports Centre for the Youth of the Borough of Levallois Perret"