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1964 in architecture

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1964 in architecture

The year 1964 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • Architecture Without Architects by Bernard Rudofsky is published.
  • Buildings opened

  • April - Donauturm (Danube Tower) in Vienna, Austria, designed by Hannes Lintl, opened.
  • October - Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Kenzo Tange for the 1964 Summer Olympics, opened.
  • October 16 - St Catherine's College, Oxford, designed by Arne Jacobsen, opened.
  • October 17 - Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra, Australia, designed by Walter Burley Griffin (died 1937), opened.
  • November 21
  • Verrazano Narrows Bridge across New York Harbor, designed by Othmar Ammann, opened.
  • Gala Fairydean F.C. stand, Netherdale stadium, Galashiels, Scotland, designed by Peter Womersley, opened.
  • December 28 - Kyoto Tower in Kyoto, Japan, designed by Makoto Tanahashi, opened.
  • Buildings completed

  • July 15 - The Post Office Tower in London (now known as the BT Tower), designed by Eric Bedford and G. R. Yeats, is topped out.
  • date unknown
  • Tour de la Bourse in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is completed and becomes the tallest building in the British Commonwealth (1964-1967).
  • Prudential Tower in Boston, United States.
  • The Erieview Tower in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States, is completed as part of the Erieview urban renewal plan.
  • The Los Angeles County Museum of Art new building, designed by William Pereira.
  • Founders Tower (Oklahoma City).
  • Casino Tower in Niagara Falls.
  • Rohm and Haas Corporate Headquarters in Philadelphia, United States, designed by Pietro Belluschi and George M. Ewing Co.
  • Fernmeldeturm Berlin in Berlin, Germany, is completed after 3 years.
  • The Fernmeldeturm Ulm-Ermingen in Ulm-Ermingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
  • Pääskyvuoren linkkitorni in Turku, Finland.
  • The Ušće Tower in Belgrade, Serbia (destroyed in 1999 by NATO airstrikes, but reconstructed in 2004).
  • The Royal College of Physicians in London, designed by Denys Lasdun.
  • Swiss Cottage Central Library for the London Borough of Camden, designed by Sir Basil Spence.
  • The Economist Group headquarters in the City of London, designed by Peter and Alison Smithson.
  • The Snowdon Aviary, London Zoo, designed by Lord Snowdon, Cedric Price and Frank Newby, is completed.
  • Synagogue for Belfast Hebrew Congregation (Northern Ireland) designed by Eugene Rosenberg of Yorke Rosenberg Mardall.
  • Extension to the Ulster Museum, Belfast, designed in Brutalist style by Francis Pym, completed.
  • The Smithsonian Institution's Museum of History and Technology in Washington, D.C., designed by McKim, Mead & White, opens to the public (January 23).
  • Fondation Maeght museum of modern art at Saint-Paul-de-Vence in the Alpes-Maritimes of France, designed by Spanish Catalan architect Josep Lluís Sert, is opened (July 28).
  • Awards

  • AIA Gold Medal - Pier Luigi Nervi.
  • Architecture Firm Award - The Architects Collaborative.
  • RAIA Gold Medal - Cobden Parkes.
  • Royal Gold Medal - Maxwell Fry.
  • Prix de Rome, architecture - Bernard Schoebel.
  • Rome Prize Fellowship at American Academy in Rome - Charles O. Perry.
  • Births

  • date unknown
  • Heike Hanada, German artist and teacher of architecture
  • Greg Lynn, American architect and academic
  • Deaths

  • February 3 - Albert Richardson, English architect, writer, and Professor of Architecture (born 1880)
  • March 28 - Vlastislav Hofman, Czech artist and architect (born 1884)
  • June 26 - Gerrit Rietveld, Dutch furniture designer and architect (born 1888)
  • July 17 - Maurice Glaize, French architect and archeologist (born 1886)
  • July 23 - Arkady Mordvinov, Soviet Stalinist architect (born 1896)
  • November 5 - Percy Erskine Nobbs, Montreal Arts & Crafts architect (born 1875)
  • References

    1964 in architecture Wikipedia

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