Frederick Gibberd

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Gibberd, Frederick

 

Born Jan. 7, 1908, in Coventry. English architect, city builder, and theorist.

Gibberd’s plan of the city of Harlow, a satellite city of London that began to be built in 1946-47, is noteworthy because of its clearcut system of neighborhoods (for 4,000 to 7,000 inhabitants), unified into regions (for 20,000 inhabitants) with social and shopping centers; this system is combined with a variety of picturesquely distributed buildings that harmonize with the natural surroundings. He has also planned the London Airport (1955-56), a number of residential complexes, industrial and public buildings, and a cathedral in Liverpool (1967).

WORKS

Town Design. London, 1953. In Russian translation, Gradostroitel’stvo. Moscow, 1959.