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 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.
Guest speakers include architects Sir Frederick Gibberd and Sir Frank Baines.
The impressive edifice, designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd, was completed in 1978 and beneath its prominent golden dome is a main hall which can hold almost 2,000 worshippers.
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.
It was designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd, architect of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.
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).
The scheme, inspired by a sketch drawn by the cathedral's architect Sir Frederick Gibberd four decades ago, beat four shortlisted contenders to win the Award for Religious Architecture 2005 at a ceremony in London last night.
This building, still in use today, was designed for the purpose by architect Sir Frederick Gibberd.
Structural repairs and improvements to stairways, parapets and the external fabric of the cathedral, designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd, have also been carried out.
A sketch drawn by world renowned architect Sir Frederick Gibberd almost 40 years ago was the inspiration for the new entrance.