Olev Siinmaa

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Birthday
12, 1881
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Mar 29, 1948 (66)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
12, 1881
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Mar 29, 1948 (66)

About

Associated with the functionalism movement and best known for his 1937 Parnu Beach Hotel, which was considered to be the foremost example of functionalist architecture.

Before Fame

He was educated at technical schools in Wismar and Konstanz, Germany. He became the official architect of the city of Parnu, Estonia, in 1925.

Trivia

His 1930 work on Roosikrantsi Street in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, was his first attempt at functionalism.

Family Life

He was the son of a joinery shop owner, who was residing in Pärnu when he was born. He immigrated to Sweden in 1944, where he died four years later.

Associated With

He collaborated with fellow architect Alar Kotli on the construction of the Paslepa Residence, which was the office of the Estonian president.