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).


Town Design. London, 1953. In Russian translation, Gradostroitel’stvo. Moscow, 1959.
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The building is associated with the renowned architect, Sir Frederick Gibberd and is a good example of an Art Decoinspired 1930s detached house.
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The project envisages the demolition of the current main library, designed in the early 1960s by Sir Frederick Gibberd, who was also responsible for the distinctive Roman Catholic Cathedral in Liverpool.
Designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd and consecrated in 1967, it was built on land adjacent to the pre-war crypt, the only completed part of Sir Edwin Lutyens's stupendous 1930 design.
Devotional pub quizzers know the RC Cathedral was designed by an Anglican, Frederick Gibberd, and the Anglican cathedral designed by an RC, Giles Gilbert Scott.
It was designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd, architect of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.
THE architect of Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral, left, Frederick Gibberd, explained the reasons for the unusual shape and silhouette of his building.
Sir Frederick Gibberd, on the other hand, was the eldest of five sons and was educated at the King Henry VIM School, in Coventry.
These wartime two-storey prefabricated homes were designed by famous English architect and town planner Sir Frederick Gibberd (1908-1984), from Coventry, who was the brains behind Liverpool's RC Cathedral and Heathrow Airport (Terminals 1, 2, and 3).
This building, still in use today, was designed for the purpose by architect Sir Frederick Gibberd.