Adolf Ciborowski

Adolf Ciborowski (25 May 1919 - 26 January 1987) was a Polish architect, urban planner and politician.

Adolf Ciborowski
Born(1919-05-25)May 25, 1919
DiedJanuary 26, 1987(1987-01-26) (aged 67)
PracticeWarsaw University of Technology
Grave of Ciborowski at Powązki Military Cemetery in Warsaw


Ciborowski was born on 25 May 1919 in Warsaw. He graduated from the Warsaw University of Technology in 1946. In the years 1947–1948 he worked as director of the City Planning Bureau in Szczecin. He was the Chief Architect of Warsaw between 1956-1964.[1] He contributed to the rebuilding of Warsaw after the Second World War.[2] He was hired as a planner for war-damaged Hannover and was the first foreigner to receive a town-planning prize from Leibniz University Hannover (in 1965). He also worked as consultant on the master plan for Baghdad and supervised the reconstruction of Skopje alongside Stanisław Janowski after its destruction by an earthquake in 1963.[3][4]

He was a member of the Association of Polish Architects (SARP) as well as the Polish Academy of Sciences. He also worked as a UNESCO and UNCHS advisor on the reconstruction of cities damaged by earthquakes. He died in 1987 and was buried at the Powązki Cemetery in Warsaw.


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  1. ^ Healey, Patsy; Upton, Robert (2010). Crossing Borders: International Exchange and Planning Practices. Routledge. p. 59. ISBN 978-0415558471.
  2. ^ "City reborn: new exhibition on the forgotten role played by Poles in rebuilding a flattened city". Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  3. ^ Awotona, Adenrele A. (1997). Reconstruction after disaster: issues and practice. Ashgate Publishing. p. 75. ISBN 978-1859725511.
  4. ^ Foell, Earl W. (1968). "Skopje – The Phoenix City". The Rotarian. 112: 30–31.