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Lauritzen, Vilhelm (Theodor)locked

(b Slagelse, Sept 10, 1894; d Copenhagen, Dec 22, 1984).
  • Nils-Ole Lund

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Danish architect. He trained at the Kunstakademi in Copenhagen, graduating in 1921. His early buildings of the 1920s were neo-classical in style, but by the beginning of the 1930s he had become a leading exponent of Functionalism. Lauritzen successfully combined the latter with a refined use of materials and detailing, designing Functionalist buildings that were both elegant and intimate in scale. Such qualities were apparent in his airport building on Amager, outside Copenhagen (...

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