Architectural design competitions

Notable constructions (that are part of WHS) where the architectural design was chosen after a competition.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Brasilia Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer won a competition to design the new city in 1956
Central University City Campus of the UNAM The master plan for the campus was the result of an architectural competition, in which architects Mario Pani and Enrique del Moral were awarded (Unesco website)
Florence Brunelleschi won the competition to design the cathedral in 1418.
Rome De Sanctis won a competition to design the Spanish Steps in 1717.
Sydney Opera House Utzon won a competition to design the opera in 1957.
Westminster Westminster Palace - Charles Barry won competition for reconstruction in 1836.
White City of Tel-Aviv Dizengoff Circus - 1934. "Won" (actually she was placed 2nd and no 1st prize was awarded!) by Genia Averbuch. Nom File Page 65 - also


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