Girish Mahajan

1971 in architecture

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1971 in architecture

The year 1971 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • July 19 - The South Tower of the World Trade Center, by Minoru Yamasaki, is topped out at 1,362 feet (415m), making it the second tallest building in the world.
  • Buildings opened

  • May 1 - Näsinneula tower in Tampere, Finland.
  • May 9 - Peace Candle of the World, Scappoose, Oregon, USA.
  • Buildings completed

  • January 9 - Courts of Justice building in Valletta, Malta, inaugurated.
  • April - Hillbrow Tower in Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • May - New Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes.
  • October 16 - Azadi Tower, originally Shahyad Tower, Tehran, Iran, designed by Hossein Amanat, inaugurated.
  • Marsham Towers, three 20-storey tower blocks for the Department of the Environment atop a 5-storey linking building at Marsham Street in Westminster, London, designed by Eric Bedford (demolished 2002–03).
  • Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco.
  • Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas, designed by Mark Rothko and Philip Johnson.
  • Maupoleum in Amsterdam, designed by Piet Zanstra (demolished 1994).
  • Meritus Mandarin Singapore Hotel Tower 1 in Singapore, designed by Stanley T. S. Leong.
  • Carmel de la Paix in Mazille, Saône-et-Loire, France, designed by Josep Lluís Sert.
  • Fred. Olsen Lines terminal, London Docklands, the first major design of Foster Associates.
  • Summerland Leisure Complex in Douglas, Isle of Man (destroyed by fire 1973).
  • Ukrainian Institute of Scientific Research and Development, Kiev, designed by L. Novikov and F. Yurijev.
  • Anderton House, Rigg Side, Goodleigh, North Devon, England, designed by Peter Aldington and John Craig.
  • Awards

  • AIA Gold Medal - Louis Kahn.
  • Architecture Firm Award - Albert Kahn Associates, Inc..
  • RAIA Gold Medal - Frederick Lucas.
  • Royal Gold Medal - Hubert de Cronin Hastings.
  • Twenty-five Year Award - Crow Island School
  • Births

  • May 7 - Marco Casagrande, Finnish architect, environmental artist, architectural theorist, writer and professor of architecture
  • May 17 - Martin Aunin, Estonian architect
  • Rocio Romero, Chilean-born architect
  • Deaths

  • March 24 - Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect and designer (born 1902)
  • August 1 - Vincent Harris, English architect (born 1876)
  • August 28 - Edith Hughes, Britain's first practising woman architect
  • October 16 - Robin Boyd, Australian architect (born 1919)
  • References

    1971 in architecture Wikipedia

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