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Felix Candela

Biographical Information

Name: Felix Candela
Born on 27 January 1910 in , Madrid, Spain, Europe
Deceased on 7 December 1997 in , Durham County, North Carolina, USA, North America
Collaborator of
Place(s) of activity:
1932

National champion skier

1934

National champion with his rugby team

Until 1935

Studies natural sciences and architecture in Madrid

1936 - 1939

Fights on the republican side of the Spanish Civil War, emprisoned in Perpignan (France)

1939

Arrives in Veracruz (Mexico) on June 13

1941 - 1942

Works as architect in Acapulco;
founds his own construction firm

Until 1960

around 300 works built and 900 projects, mainly thin concrete shells

Structures and Projects

Participation in the following structures & large-scale projects:

designer
engineer

Bibliography

  • Candela, Felix Notes for History in "Journal of the International Association for Shell Structures", September 1979, n. 71; pp. 34-35

Relevant Publications

  • About this
    data sheet
  • Person-ID
    1000004
  • Date created
    29/12/1998
  • Last Update
    22/07/2014