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Léonie Geisendorf

Léonie Geisendorf (1914–2016) was a Swiss-Swedish architect.

Léonie Geisendorf
Léonie Geisendorf

Geisendorf was educated at the Technical University of Zurich and worked at Le Corbusier, and came to Sweden in 1938. From 1950 she conducted her own architectural activities in Stockholm and Zurich.

Her production consist of few works of high artistic value and, clearly shows inspiration from Le Corbusier, eg. S: t Görans high school at Kungsholmen in Stockholm (1960). In collaboration with architects Erskine and Tengbom, Geisendorf participated in a competition proposal concerning the area south of Sergels Torg. Geisendorf formulated her architectural ideal in a reputable lecture, "About the thrift" (1963).

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