Gert Wingardh

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Birthday
26, 1951
Birthplace
Sweden
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
26, 1951 (age 68)
Birthplace
Sweden

About

Postmodernist architect whose work included the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C. Winner of the Kasper Salin Prize for his design of Gothenburg's Öijared Executive Country Club in 1988.

Before Fame

He was inspired to become an architect after visiting the Pantheon in Rome. He was educated at Gothenburg University and Chalmers University of Technology; he graduated from Chalmers in 1975.

Trivia

He established his own firm, Wingardh arkitektkontor, in 1988, which became internationally recognized and respected.

Family Life

He was the only child in a wealthy family based in Skövde, Västergötland. His father was the proprietor of a local cement factory. Their house had been constructed on a limestone mountain.

Associated With

He was influenced by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.