Sverre Fehn

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Date of Birth August 14, 1924
Place of Birth Norway
Date of Death Feb 23, 2009 (84)
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Sverre Fehn

Sverre Fehn was a Norwegian architect.

Born: August 14, 1924, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway
Died: February 23, 2009, Oslo, Norway
Nationality: Norwegian
Occupation: Architect
Awards: Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal, Pritzker Prize

About Sverre Fehn

Architect who designed the Norwegian Pavilion at the 1958 Brussels World Exhibition. He received the Pritzker Architecture Prize and the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal in 1997.

Before Fame

He studied architecture at what is today known as the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. He was greatly influenced by the vernacular architecture he investigated during his time in Morocco from 1952 until 1953.

Achievement

His work included the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, Norway, and the Hedmark Museum in Hamar.

Family Life

His family was residing in Kongsberg, Buskerud, when he was born. He married his wife, Ingrid, in 1952.

Associations

He met architect Le Corbusier, while employed in the studio of Jean Prouvé.

Information related to Sverre Fehn

  • Oslo School of Architecture and Design faculty
  • Cranbrook Academy of Art faculty
  • Oslo School of Architecture and Design alumni
  • Pritzker Architecture Prize winners
  • Recipients of the Prince Eugen Medal
  • Norwegian architects
  • Recipients of the St. Olav's Medal
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