Bernard Zehrfuss

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Zehrfuss, Bernard


Born Oct. 20, 1911, in Angers. French architect.

Zehrfuss studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He is one of the most consistent followers of the functionalist traditions of the 1920’s and 1930’s. Zehrfuss’ works include the UNESCO Building in Paris (1953–57; with architects M. L. Breuer and P. L. Nervi; the underground part was built in 1963–64); the National Center of Industry and Technology in Paris (1958; with architects R. Camelot, and J. de Mailly), covered by a large dome of reinforced concrete resting on three supports; the Renault factory (1953) at Flins, Ile-de-France; and many public buildings and residential houses in Paris, Le Havre, and Tours, as well as in Tunisia and Algeria.

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