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Georg Königsberger


Schinkel Prize for Architecture (Germany), 1933


An architect, he left for Egypt after the Nazis came to power, and carried out archaeological research at the Swiss Institute for the History of Egyptian Architecture in Cairo where he gained his doctorate. In 1939, he was chief architect and planner to the state of Mysore in India where he planned and designed a number of buildings. In 1948, he was director of housing for the government of India and responsible for organising the resettlement of refugees brought about by the partition. He became professor of development planning at the University College, London, 1971-76. In 1989, the University College established the Otto Koenigsberger Scholarship.

Place of birth: Berlin[O2D]


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