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1959 in architecture

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1959 in architecture

The year 1959 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.

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Buildings opened

  • May 3 - Birmingham Museum of Art (new building), Birmingham, Alabama, USA, by Warren, Knight & Davis.
  • October 21 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • Buildings completed

  • Basilica of Candelaria, Tenerife, Canary Islands, designed by architect José Enrique Marrero Regalado.
  • Case Study House #21: Bailey House and #22: Stahl House, by architect Pierre Koenig.
  • Chase Tower, Detroit, Michigan, USA, designed by Albert Kahn Associates.
  • Kariba Dam completed between Zambia and Zimbabwe on the Zambezi River.
  • The Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Ten Great Buildings project completed in Beijing, China.
  • Bracken House, the Financial Times headquarters in the City of London, designed by Sir Albert Richardson, is completed.
  • Lincoln Motors showrooms and garage, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, England, designed by Sam Scorer of Denis Clarke Hall, Scorer and Bright; engineer Dr K. Hajnal-Kónyi.
  • Pride Cleaners, Chicago, designed by Gerald Siegwart.
  • Awards

  • AIA Gold Medal - Walter Gropius.
  • RIBA Royal Gold Medal - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
  • Births

  • October 10 - Maya Lin, American designer and artist
  • Jacques Ferrier, French architect
  • Deaths

  • February 23 - Gordon Wilson, Australian-born New Zealand government architect (born 1900)
  • April 9 - Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect (born 1867)
  • References

    1959 in architecture Wikipedia


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