Karol Schayer

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Karol Schayer
Born (1900-12-25)December 25, 1900
Lwów, Galicia (Central Europe), Austria-Hungary
Died March 15, 1971(1971-03-15) (aged 70)
Rockford, Illinois, United States
Nationality Polish
Occupation Architect

Karol Schayer (25 December 1900 in Lwów – 15 March 1971 in Rockford, Illinois) was a Polish architect and soldier. He designed buildings in Katowice, Warsaw, and (during and after World War II) in Beirut, Lebanon.

Schayer immigrated to Lebanon during World War II where he collaborated with Fritz Gothelf, a German architect educated in the spirit of the Bauhaus, and Bahij Makdissi a Lebanese structural engineer.[1]

Major buildings and projects[edit]

  • 1929 - school, Lubliniec
  • 1934 - Muzeum Śląskie building, Chrobrego squere (destroyed)
  • 1936 - Żytomierski House, Katowice
  • 1936 - Międzynarodowy Bank Handlowy, Mielęckiego street, Katowice
  • 1937 - Chmielewski House, Frascati 4 street (destroyed)
  • 1952 - AUB Alumni Club building, Beirut (1952)
  • 1954 - Dar Al Sayad, Beirut (1954)
  • 1955 - Hotel Carlton, Raouche, Beirut (demolished)
  • 1958 - Horeshoe Building, Hamra street, Beirut
  • 1959 - Shell Building, Beirut

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Rowe, and Hashim Sarkis. "Projecting Beirut Episodes in the Construction and Reconstruction of a Modern City". Prestel 1998, p. 91