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May 18th 1894, Pardubice, Czech Republic

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Prague, Czech Republic

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Adolf Benš was a Czech functionalist architect and urban planner. His work was influenced by the work of Le Corbusier. Among his most important projects is the Building of Electric Company in Prague and the departure hall of the international airport Vaclav Havel in Prague.

After graduation in 1924 he worked in the studio of Josef Gočár on the construction of Czechoslovakia's pavilion at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative Arts production in Paris in 1925. In the same year he founded his own studio. After the war he worked as a professor at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (1965), from 1947-48 was its rector.

In 1955 he was appointed a corresponding member of the Academy of Architecture in Paris.


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