Jan Wils
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Jan Wils
Jan Wils
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Wils c1928
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Born 22 February 1891 (1891-02-22)
Alkmaar, Netherlands
Died 11 February 1972 (1972-02-12) (aged 80)
Voorburg, Netherlands

Jan Wils (22 February 1891 - 11 February 1972) was a Dutch architect.

He was born in Alkmaar and died in Voorburg.

Wils was one of the founding members of the De Stijl movement, which also included artists as Piet Mondrian, Theo van Doesburg and Gerrit Rietveld.

The 1928 Olympic Stadium, designed by Wils.

Among other works, Wils designed the Olympic stadium for the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. His design was also entered in the Olympic art competition, and won the gold medal. he also designed the Papaverhof housing complex, now a Rijksmonument (Dutch national heritage site).

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