Léonie Geisendorf

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Léonie Geisendorf
L Geisendorf 1966.jpg
Geisendorf, c. 1965
Born(1914-04-08)8 April 1914
Died18 March 2016(2016-03-18) (aged 101)
Alma materEidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
BuildingsS:t Göran high school,

Léonie Geisendorf, née Kaplan (8 April 1914 – 18 March 2016), was a Polish-born Swedish architect.[1] She lived and worked in Stockholm, Sweden most of her life.

Geisendorf was born in Warsaw, Poland. She studied architecture at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich.

In 1938, after her internship, Geisendorf moved to Sweden and was hired by Sven Ivar Lind, KFAI and Paul Hedqvist. In 1950 Geisendorf and her husband, Charles Edouard started their own office in Stockholm. She was known for creating the S:t Göran high school. She turned 100 in April 2014.[2] Geisendorf died in Paris, France at the age of 101.

References[change | change source]

  1. "KulturNav, Geisendorf, Léonie (1914 - )". KulturNav.org. The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design. 2014-02-10. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
  2. "Nu var det 1914: Arkitekten Léonie Geisendorf 100 år" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. 2014-06-25. Retrieved 2015-04-15.

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