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PP/25/4/1 - UNESCO House

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Level of description
Quantity & Format
6 leaves Periodicals
Personal name
Breuer, Marcel
Zehrfuss, Bernard Louis
Nervi, Pier Luigi, 1891-1979
Beaudouin, Eugene Ellie
Unesco Headquarters Building (Paris)
United Nations Headquarters Building (New York)
Scope and content
October 1952 issue with the first preview of the designs and plans for the UNESCO Headquarters building, Paris. The article compares the UNESCO design with the UN Headquarters building, New York and discusses the history of the project, from the initial design by Eugene Beaudoin to the formation of the Breuer - Zehrfuss - Nervi team and the involvement of the UNESCO advisory "Panel of Five". The article discusses the aesthetic qualities of the design and structure of the building.

Paginated pp150-157 with 15 illustrations. Two monochrome photographs of the scale model, a location plan, evaluation plan, two drawings illustrating the external texture of the building, a drawing illustrating the use of heat-absorbing glass, a drawing of the "main approach", a drawing of the south and east faces with "Pergola over restaurant terrace", a drawing of the "ceiling of print shop in Conference Centre basement," section of Secretariat Slab, location map, two plans of the first and second floors with a sketch of the Restaurant and terrace, plan of the "UN floor" and the "UNESCO floor", compared.
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