Karoly Dávid

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Dávid, Karoly


Born Mar. 19. 1903, in Budapest. Hungarian architect. Studied at the Polytechnical Institute in Budapest from 1929 to 1931.

In the 1930’s Dávid worked in France with Le Corbusier. He partially adopted the principles of functionalism. He has designed a series of public and administrative buildings: the main building of Ferihegy Airport (1942–48) and the People’s Stadium (1948–53), both in Budapest; a complex of buildings of a chemical plant in the city of Tiszapalkonya (early 1960’s); and schools in the cities of Diósgyör and Ózd (1949). He has been awarded the Kossuth Prize.

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