Rahul Sharma

1956 in architecture

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1956 in architecture

The year 1956 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • February - Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is officially opened.
  • April 30 - Torre Latinoamericana in Mexico City, designed by Augusto H. Alvarez, is officially opened.
  • July 31 - Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, USSR, is officially opened.
  • Capitol Records Building in Hollywood, California, the world's first round office building, by architect Welton Becket, is completed.
  • S. R. Crown Hall at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, designed by the current head of IIT's architecture department Mies van der Rohe, is completed.
  • General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, designed by Eero Saarinen, is completed.
  • Latvian Academy of Sciences, Riga, designed by Lev Rudnev, is completed.
  • Maisons Jaoul in the Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine, designed by Le Corbusier, is completed.
  • Mausoleum of Genghis Khan completed as a cenotaph in Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China.
  • Vidhana Soudha, completed in Bangalore, India, designed by Kengal Hanumanthaiah.
  • Bank of England Printing Works at Loughton, designed by Howard Robertson.
  • Council House, Bristol, England, designed by Vincent Harris, is completed (begun 1938).
  • Rødovre Town Hall, Denmark, designed by Arne Jacobsen, is completed.
  • Faculty of Letters building at the University of Reading, England, designed by Howard Robertson.
  • Awards

  • AIA Gold Medal - Clarence S. Stein.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture - Michel Folliasson.
  • Royal Gold Medal - Walter Gropius.
  • Births

  • January 15 - Vitaly Kaloyev, Russian architect and politician
  • October 29 - Kazuyo Sejima, Japanese architect
  • November - Teresa Borsuk, British architect
  • Deaths

  • February 25 - Philip Tilden, English domestic architect (born 1887)
  • May 7 - Josef Hoffmann, Austrian architect and designer (born 1870)
  • July 21 - Lionel Bailey Budden, English architect and academic (born 1877)
  • September 8 - Oskar Kaufmann, Hungarian-Jewish architect known for his works in Berlin (born 1873)
  • November 20 - Joseph Emberton, English modernist architect (born 1889)
  • References

    1956 in architecture Wikipedia

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