Hudec's Legacy

This column introduces buildings designed by L. E. Hudec, who was voted a “Shanghai Symbol” by millions of Chinese netizens in 2015. The architecture graduate designed 53 projects in Shanghai, nearly half of which are still used for their original function.
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Another Hudec masterpiece

The Normandie Apartments have been home to some influential and powerful people over the decades. It’s also another city landmark created by Hudec.
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Aurora College design became reflection of its altered function

The six-story eclectic edifice located in the “cultural Bund” used to be a base for many missionary groups to spread their faith.
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Hudec's daughter recalls happy times in former family home

Hudec’s old home is now a memorial hall commemorating the lasting impact that architect has made in Shanghai through his numerous projects.
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Young architect begins to make impact on vibrant city

The Union Building shows an emerging architectural talent who borrowed heavily from other sources but always created something that was his very own.
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Preservation of old brewery marks historic change in attitudes

Laszlo Hudec’s former Union Brewery stands today along Suzhou Creek after conservationists put in a big effort to keep it from the wrecking ball.
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A shining 'star' built with class in Spanish style

Perched at the corner of Huaihai RoadRuijin No. 1 Road, the 7-story building that serves both commercial and residential purposes was a true “star” in the 1920s.
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Collegiate Gothic style meshes with philosophy of girls' school

Architect Laszlo Hudec opted for a simple, yet elegant design for the McTyeire School, a place a former student recalls with great fondness.
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Church restored in 2010 was glistening People's Square beacon

Amazed by the revived beautiful church, many Christians burst out in joyful tears at the opening ceremony.
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Green with envy

Laszlo Hudec’s “Green House” is a triumph of form and function, blending the needs of a Chinese tycoon who enjoyed a Western lifestyle.
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University building makes lasting impact on city and country

Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s engineering building stands proudly today and is another reminder of architect Laszlo Hudec’s lasting Shanghai legacy.
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