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Renowned architect Gawie Fagan dead at 95

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Celebrated South African architect Gabriël Theron Fagan died on 13 September 2020 in his home in Cape Town. (YouTube/ Nowness)
Celebrated South African architect Gabriël Theron Fagan died on 13 September 2020 in his home in Cape Town. (YouTube/ Nowness)

Celebrated South African architect Gabriël Theron Fagan died on 13 September 2020 in his home in Cape Town. He was 95. His daughter, Helena Fagan confirmed the news to Arts24. 

Endearingly known as Gawie Fagan, during a career that spanned almost 70 years, the architect was best known for his restoration of old buildings like the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town. 

After being born and raised in Cape Town, Fagan completed his architectural degree at the University of Pretoria in 1951. 

After completing his degree Fagan began his practice by designing over 50 bank buildings for Volkskas Bank. In 1963 he opened his own firm that is responsible for designing houses, museums and university buildings alike. 

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