Girish Mahajan

1966 in architecture

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1966 in architecture

The year 1966 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.


Buildings opened

  • February 14 - CN Tower (Edmonton), the first skyscraper in the city of Edmonton, and tallest building in Western Canada until 1971.
  • March - Dunelm House, Durham, England, designed by Richard Raines of Architects' Co-Partnership.
  • June - Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, opens as the largest new hospital in North America.
  • c. August 31 - Tricorn Centre in Portsmouth, England, designed by Owen Luder and Rodney Gordon.
  • Buildings completed

  • October 28 - The Gateway Arch in St Louis, Missouri, United States, designed by Eero Saarinen.
  • December - GPO Tower (Birmingham), England.
  • New Hall, Cambridge, England, designed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon (modern-day Murray Edwards College).
  • Fire Station Number 4 in Columbus, Indiana, by Robert Venturi.
  • Whitney Museum of American Art on Madison Avenue in New York City, by Marcel Breuer with Hamilton P. Smith.
  • Lovejoy Plaza in Portland, Oregon, by Lawrence Halprin, is designed.
  • Awards

  • AIA Gold Medal - Kenzo Tange.
  • RAIA Gold Medal - William Laurie.
  • Royal Gold Medal - Ove Arup.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture - Bernard Schoebel.
  • Events

  • Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture by Robert Venturi is published, his first attack on modernist architecture.
  • The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 is passed by the United States Congress and signed into law, forming much of the foundation of architectural renovation and rehabilitation in that country.
  • Construction begins on the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, New York.
  • Births

  • September - David Adjaye, Tanzanian-born British architect
  • date unknown - Winka Dubbeldam, Dutch American architect
  • Deaths

  • date unknown - Hans Hansen, German architect and theorist (born 1889)
  • References

    1966 in architecture Wikipedia

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