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.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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It acknowledged that the association with Sir Frederick Gibberd added some historic interest to The Square but that was not sufficient to merit listing.
Discovery Park; and Kier North East, DEFRA, Frank Shaw, AECOM, Appleyards, Haden Young and Frederick Gibberd for Project ZEBRA@Lion House, Alnwick.
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.
And his dismissal of the important work of Frederick Gibberd and Philip Powell on the 35 000 highly popular BISF Type Al steel-framed houses of the 1940s as 'architectural treatment' is just plain silly.
If you want an apt example, look at the new plans for the expansion of Harlow against the original 1940s prescription from Frederick Gibberd.
The Martineau shopping precinct has been cited as a 1960s Brutalist landmark and was designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd, renownded for designing Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.
On a two-metre wide panorama visitors can get a glimpse at what the planning consultant imagined for an urban renewal after two thirds of the city's buildings were declared to be obsolete during the 1960s." | The Metropolitan Cathedral, which was designed by Frederick Gibberd and opened 50 years ago, is one of the world's most famous examples of 1960s concrete architecture.
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.
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.
Jan Morris in Wales: Epic Views of a Small Country writes, "Their brochure [Liverpool Corporation] describing the project did not mention that it was in Wales at all, and the name of not a single Welshman appeared upon it: the water engineer was from Liverpool, the consulting engineers were from London, the landscape consultant was Frederick Gibberd, CBE, the contractors were from Wolverhampton and the fishery adviser from Aberdeen.