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Alphonse Laverrière

Full name: Alphonse Laverrière
Gender: Male
Born: May 16, 1872 in Carouge, Genève, Switzerland
Died: March 11, 1954 in Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Alphonse Laverrière, son of French parents, was a Swiss architect who studied from 1887-90 at the École des Beaux Arts at Genève and up to 1892 at Paris. He then worked in Lausanne with [Eugène-Édouard Monod] until 1915, and together they won the gold medal in 1912 Olympic Architecture for their Building Plan of a Modern Stadium.

Laverrière mostly designed and built villas, banking and factory buildings but also bridges. He was also involved in interior design and furniture design. His best known buildings were the Reformation Memorial at Genève, the Railway Station at Lausanne, the cemetery “Bois-de-Vaux” at Montoie / Bourdonnette, the Bel-Air tower, the Chauderon bridge and the Botanic Garden. He constructed the Zürich Watch Factory from 1917-26. Between 1929-42 he was professor of theoretical architecture at the ETH Zürich. In 1913 he helped found “L'Œuvre”, which published an identically named newspaper. Laverrière was also a member of the Swiss Engineer and Architecture Federation and of the Bund Schweizer Architekten.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 39 Stockholm Art Competitions Mixed Architecture Switzerland SUI 1 Gold

Mixed Architecture

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 39 Stockholm Art Competitions Switzerland Final Standings 1
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