Slavko Lowy
Slavko Lowy

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Name: Slavko Lowy
Occupation: Architect
Gender: Male
Birth Day: August 7, 1904
Death Date: Apr 1, 1996 (age 91)
Age: Aged 91
Country: Croatia
Zodiac Sign: Leo

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Slavko Lowy

Slavko Lowy was born on August 7, 1904 in Croatia (91 years old). Slavko Lowy is an Architect, zodiac sign: Leo. Find out Slavko Lowynet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Trivia

He was unable to work during World War II because of the Nazi threat, and he spent the war years moving from one Zagreb hiding place to another.

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As per our current Database, Slavko Lowy died on Apr 1, 1996 (age 91).

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Before Fame

He attended Vienna Technical College and the Royal Technical College. He graduated from Dresden in 1930 and was employed by Ignjat Fischer's architectural studio.

Biography Timeline

1923

Löwy was born in Koprivnica to a respectable and wealthy Croatian Jewish family, who were engaged in trade. In Koprivnica he attended the gymnasium school, and after graduation in 1923, he was enrolled in the Vienna Technical College. After four semesters, in 1925 he continued his studies in Zagreb at the department of architecture in Royal Technical College. In 1927 he continued his education in Dresden, where he graduated in 1930.

1930

Löwy moved to Zagreb, in 1930, where he started working in the architectural studio of Ignjat Fischer. In 1931 in collaboration with Vlado Antolić, Löwy starts a tender for the city Savings Bank project in Sarajevo. That same year he moved into the architectural studio of Stanko Kliske. Löwy became a licensed architect in 1931, and that same year he established his own architectural studio, „Löwy“. That same year he performed his first self-derived house in Petrić street 7, at the space of the former Zagreb Trust block. He married his wife Terezija Rakić in 1932, and on November 8, 1933 Löwy son Miroslav was born.

1933

Löwy realized his most important achievement in 1933, the nine floors skyscraper in Masarykova street, which will be called the "first skyscraper of Zagreb". He moved his architectural studio, in 1934, at the top floor of that same skyscraper, in Masarykova street, that he designed. From 1934 until 1941 Löwy implemented a number of major housing and business establishments in Zagreb, which belong to the very top of Croatian modernism.

1942

In 1942 the work of Löwy architectural studio was prohibited by Nazis and NDH regime. Apartment with his studio, in Masarykova street, was taken away from him, and most project documentation of his studio has been destroyed. Löwy parents were immediately deported to Nazi death camps, and he somehow survived while hiding in Zagreb, one of his hiding places was truss of Art Pavilion in Zagreb. Surviving members of his family claim that Löwy has changed, in that period, as many as 17 locations in Zagreb as he hide from Nazis and NDH regime. After the World War II things were not much better for Löwy. Under communists regime of newly founded SFR Yugoslavia he had a problems for being a Jew, but his acquaintance with sculptor Augustinčić partially helped him through those times.

1945

In 1945 he started to work on reconstruction of the Nama department stores in Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1946 Löwy was forcibly moved by communists regime to the Bureau of Architecture project (APZ), where he worked on the types of "rational residential buildings. Since 1950 until 1953 he was also forcibly moved to Macedonia, Skopje, where he designed the public buildings. Apartment with his studio, in Masarykova street, were returned to him in 1953 when he returned to Zagreb. After return Löwy renewed his studio in the original space. In 1962 the "Architectural firm Löwy" is merged with "Tehnoprojekt".

1966

He retired in 1966. In 1970 he was awarded with the prize of Viktor Kovačić for a lifetime achievement, and in 1977 he was also awarded with the prize of Vladimir Nazor for a lifetime achievement.

1996

Löwy died on April 1, 1996 on the 9th floor of his apartment and studio skyscraper in Masarykova Street.

Family Life

Slavko was born into a wealthy Croatian Jewish family. Slavko's parents were both victims of the Holocaust.

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