Carl Christoffer Gjörwell

Carl Christoffer Gjörwell (the younger) (19 January 1766–14 November 1837) was a Swedish architect. He was a city architect in Stockholm, Sweden between 1804 and 1837. [1]

Biography

Gjörwell was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He was the son of architect Carl Christoffer Gjörwell Sr. (1731-1811).[2][3]

He attended the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts and was hired in 1788 by painter and architect Louis Jean Desprez (c. 1743–1804). In 1794, he made a study trip to Rome. in 1796, he was employed as Deputy City Architect under Erik Palmstedt (1741-1803).

Some of his designs include the garrison hospital on Kungsholmen (Garnisonssjukhuset) completed in 1834, the main building of the Royal Academy of Turku built in 1802-15 under the direction of Charles Bassi (1772–1840), the Old Academy Building in Turku consecrated in 1817 and the Haga Palace built between 1802–1805.

References

  1. Carine Lundberg. "Carl Christoffer Gjörwell". Svenskt biografiskt lexikon. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  2. Gjörwell, 2. Karl Kristofer in Nordisk familjebok, vol. 9 (1908)
  3. Lars Lindholm. "Carl Christoffer Gjörwell". Svenskt biografiskt lexikon. Retrieved April 1, 2019.


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