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Art Competitions at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning

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Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Exhibition Area Hall VI, Kaiserdamm, Berlin
Date Started: August 1, 1936
Date Finished: August 16, 1936

Gold: GER Walter March
GER Werner March
Silver: USA Charles Downing Lay
Bronze: GER Theodor Nußbaum


Werner March, much better known than his brother Walter March, won the contest with their design for the Reichssportfeld (Imperial Sports Field), which was the terrain on which many of the Olympic contests were held in 1936. March was the chief architect of the Olympic Stadium and of the Olympic Village, as well as for the Deutsches Sportforum (since 1926), which was also on the Reichssportfeld. After the war, Werner March - son of architect Otto March - also submitted a design for the 1972 Olympics in München, but it did not win the competition.

American landscape architect Charles Downing Lay] won a silver medal for his designs for Marine Park in Brooklyn, New York, while his colleague [Theodor Nußbaum received a bronze medals for his plans for Köln (Cologne).

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal Title
1 Werner March 42 Germany GER Gold
1 Walter March 37 Germany GER Gold
2 Charles Downing Lay 58 United States USA Silver Marine Brooklyn Park
3 Theodor Nußbaum 51 Germany GER Bronze Stadtplan Koln: Sportflachen im Stadtgebiet
HM Erwin Ilz 45 Austria AUT
HM Hans Pfann 45 Austria AUT
HM Franz Peydl 29 Austria AUT
HM Josef Schilhab 28 Austria AUT
AC Konstantinos Doxiadis 23 Greece GRE Die Raumgestaltung in griechischen Städtebau.
AC Hans Ruda Czechoslovakia TCH
AC Rudolf Procházka Czechoslovakia TCH
AC K. Martinek Czechoslovakia TCH
AC Egon Plefka Czechoslovakia TCH
AC Jaroslav Nedvěd Czechoslovakia TCH
AC Josef Bauer Czechoslovakia TCH
AC Václav Houdek 29 Czechoslovakia TCH
AC Josef Kříž 41 Czechoslovakia TCH Entwurf des Stadions des S.K. "Slavia" Prag
AC Josef Kříž 41 Czechoslovakia TCH Turnhalle in Prag-Michle
AC Bohumil Kněžek 35 Czechoslovakia TCH
AC Josef Václavík 36 Czechoslovakia TCH
AC Václav Slavík 29 Czechoslovakia TCH Entwurf des Stadions des S.K. "Slavia" Prag
AC Comune della Città di Torino Italy ITA Complesso dello Stadio Mussolini in Torino hors concours