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Eugène Beaudoin

Paris, France
1 of 1Florent Schmitt

Eugène Élie Beaudouin was a French architect and urban planner. A forerunner of modern architecture in the inter-war period, he was responsible for many major architectural programs during the Thirty Glories.

He joined Marcel Lods in 1930, with who he worked on the problems of collective housing, industrialization of the building and prefabrication, in collaboration with engineers Vladimir Bodiansky and Jean Prouvé. Until 1940 he realized a series of buildings considered as precursors of modern architecture in France. In parallel, he worked as a town planner. He participated to the town plan of Havana (1928 ), plan for the development of the Paris region (1934). He continued his activity after the war in the framework of the reconstruction plans of Marseille (from 1941 until 1943 ), Monaco, Saigon, Toulon, Montpellier and Clermont-Ferrand.

He became director of the School of Architecture at the University of Geneva, then professor at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts and head of the studio from 1946 to 1968, where he thought Fernand Pouillon, François Spoerry, Christian de Portzamparc, Antoine Grumbach. He was a member of the Academy of Fine Arts (1961), a President of the Société Française des Planistes from 1958 to 1966 and was elected President of the International Union of Architects from 1960 to 1964.

Paris, France
Bostjan, June 14th, 2017