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1963 in architecture

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1963 in architecture

The year 1963 in architecture involved some significant events.


Buildings opened

  • March 7 - MetLife Building in Manhattan, New York, United States.
  • June 22 - Arrábida Bridge, Douro river, Portugal, designed by Edgar Cardoso.
  • October 15 - Berliner Philharmonie concert hall, designed by Hans Scharoun.
  • November - Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Building in Hartford, Connecticut, designed by Max Abramovitz.
  • Buildings completed

  • St.John the Baptist Church, Ermine, Lincoln, England, designed by Sam Scorer.
  • Großer Sendesaal (concert hall) of Hanover Broadcast Station in West Germany, designed by Dieter Oesterlen.
  • Bankside Power Station in London, designed by Giles Gilbert Scott. (Adaptive reuse as the Tate Modern art museum in 2000.)
  • Vickers Tower on Millbank in London, designed by Ronald Ward and Partners.
  • Darwin Building, Royal College of Art, South Kensington, London, designed by H. T. and Elizabeth Cadbury-Brown, Sir Hugh Casson and Robert Goodden.
  • Engineering Building at the University of Leicester, England, designed by James Stirling and James Gowan.
  • Alpha House, Coventry, England, built, a 17-storey residential tower block, the world's first multi-storey building erected by the "jack block" system devised by Felix Adler of Richard Costain (Construction) Ltd.
  • Core buildings of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, designed by Denys Lasdun.
  • Salk Institute, by Louis I. Kahn, at La Jolla, California.
  • Exxon Building in Houston, Texas.
  • Hotel Ivoire, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, designed by Moshe Mayer.
  • Jamaraat Bridge, Mina, Saudi Arabia.
  • Kobe Port Tower in Kobe, Japan.
  • Bunshaft Residence (sometimes called the Travertine House) in East Hampton, New York: designed by architect Gordon Bunshaft for himself and his wife, and his only residential project.
  • Sadovnichesky Bridge, Vodootvodny Canal, Moscow.
  • Events

  • Work begins on the Ostankino Tower, designed by Nikolai Nikitin.
  • Pennsylvania Station (New York City) by McKim, Mead and White is demolished.
  • Work begins on the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, designed by Denys Lasdun.
  • Team 4 architectural practice established by Richard Rogers, Norman Foster and their respective wives.
  • The avant-garde architectural collective Archigram stages the Living Cities exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.
  • Awards

  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  • AIA Gold Medal - Alvar Aalto.
  • RAIA Gold Medal - Arthur Stephenson.
  • Royal Gold Medal - William Holford.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture - Jean-Louis Girodet.
  • Publications

  • John Summerson - The Classical Language of Architecture (BBC).
  • Births

  • October 16 - Filipe Oliveira Dias, Portuguese architect and writer
  • October 17 - Alejandro Zaera Polo, Spanish architect and teacher
  • June 24 - Benedetta Tagliabue, Italian architect based in Barcelona
  • Deaths

  • February 11 - Elmar Lohk, Estonian architect (born 1901)
  • February 21 - Philip Hepworth, English architect (born 1890)
  • March 22 - Herbert James Rowse, English architect working in Liverpool (born 1887)
  • April 5 - J. J. P. Oud, Dutch architect (born 1890)
  • April 23 - Adrian Gilbert Scott, English church architect, grandson of Sir George Gilbert Scott (born 1901)
  • References

    1963 in architecture Wikipedia

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