Apr 18, 2012

Jan Kaplický Google Doodle

Google marks the 75th birthday of Jan Kaplický.

Top 5 facts about Jan Kaplický:

1. Jan Kaplický was born on April 18, 1937.

2. He was a world-renowned Czech architect. He was the leading architect behind the innovative design office, Future Systems. He was best known for the futuristic Selfridges Building in Birmingham, England, and the Media Centre at Lord's Cricket Ground in London. 

3. Jan Kaplický spent a significant part of his life in the United Kingdom. 

4. In February 2007, he won the international architectural competition for the new building of the National Library of the Czech Republic in Prague, a project that was subsequently cancelled.

5. He died on January 14, 2009.

via Wikipedia, Google

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