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Zuazo (Ugalde), Secundino

Pilar Benito

in Oxford Art Online


Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T093644

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(b Bilbao, May 21, 1887; d Madrid, July 12, 1970).

Spanish architect and urban planner . He studied architecture in Barcelona and Madrid, qualifying in 1912. After attending the International Congress on House Construction and Urban Planning held in London in 1920 he became interested in the problems of housing and urban development in major cities. Subsequently he was involved in plans for urban reform, such as the Inner Bilbao Road Reform Project (1921) and the Madrid Urban Planning Project (1930), executed in collaboration with the German architect Hermann Jansen. In 1925, when he attended the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris Zuazo encountered for the first time contemporary Dutch architecture, with its characteristic use of brick; the following year he travelled to the Netherlands and came into contact with the Amsterdam School and the architecture of W. M. Dudok. During the Spanish Civil War (1936–9) Zuazo lived mainly in Paris; subsequently he lived in Las Palmas before returning to Madrid in ...

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Subjects: Architecture ; 20th-Century Art

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