Neha Patil

1957 in architecture

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1957 in architecture

The year 1957 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • July 20 - Civic Trust (England), founded by Duncan Sandys to promote improvement of the built environment, holds its inaugural conference.
  • Byrd Station commissioned in West Antarctica.
  • Buildings opened

  • July 22 - Fazle Omar Mosque, Hamburg, Germany.
  • October 15
  • Torre de Madrid, one of the tallest buildings in Spain.
  • Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge in China.
  • Buildings completed

  • Friedrich-Engelhorn-Hochhaus in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, at the time the tallest building in Germany.
  • The Interbau project in West Berlin, with buildings designed by forty-eight architects.
  • Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts in Yerevan, Armenia.
  • Munkegaard School near Copenhagen, Denmark, designed by Arne Jacobsen.
  • Richards Medical Research Laboratories by architect Louis Kahn, on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Unité d'Habitation at Marseille, by Le Corbusier.
  • Josep Lluís Sert's house for himself at 64 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Dr. Robert Hohf House near Kenilworth, Illinois, USA by Keck & Keck.
  • Norms Restaurant, La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, USA by Armét & Davis.
  • Awards

  • AIA Gold Medal - Ralph Walker, Louis Skidmore
  • RIBA Royal Gold Medal - Alvar Aalto
  • Births

  • May 18 - Ai Weiwei, Chinese contemporary artist, active in sculpture, installation, architecture, curating, photography, film, and social, political and cultural criticism
  • August 5 - Shigeru Ban, Japanese architect known for use of paper and cardboard
  • Deaths

  • January 7 - Joze Plecnik, Slovene architect (born 1872)
  • February 2 - Julia Morgan, first woman to be admitted to the architecture program at l'École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and the first woman architect licensed in California (born 1872)
  • August 22 - Beverly Loraine Greene, first African American woman architect to be licensed (born 1915)
  • October 3 - Bernard Maybeck, American architect of the Arts and Crafts Movement (born 1862)
  • October 15 - Henry Van de Velde, Belgian Flemish painter, architect and interior designer (born 1863)
  • References

    1957 in architecture Wikipedia

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