Samiksha Jaiswal

1976 in architecture

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1976 in architecture

The year 1976 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.


Buildings completed and opened

  • October - Wotruba Church (Kirche Zur Heiligsten Dreifaltigkeit) in Vienna, to a design by Fritz Wotruba, completed.
  • October 1 - CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, designed by WZMH Architects and John Andrews, opened.
  • October 25 - Royal National Theatre on London's South Bank, designed by Denys Lasdun, opened.
  • November 26 - The OCBC Centre in Singapore, designed by I. M. Pei & Partners, completed.
  • John Hancock Tower in Boston, Massachusetts, designed by Henry N. Cobb of I. M. Pei & Partners.
  • Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, Massachusetts, designed by Hugh Stubbins & Associates, is completed.
  • Home Office building at 50 Queen Anne's Gate (now 102 Petty France), Westminster, London, designed by Basil Spence.
  • Water Tower Place in Chicago, Illinois, designed by Edward D. Dart of Loebl Schlossman Bennett and Dart.
  • Fernmeldeturm Koblenz near Koblenz in Germany.
  • Ponte City Apartments in Johannesburg, South Africa, designed by Mannie Feldman.
  • ABSA Tower in Johannesburg.
  • First planned residential development at South Woodham Ferrers in England.
  • The Round House (bungalow) at Stoke Canon in England, designed by Peter Blundell Jones and Gillian Smith.
  • Awards

  • Architecture Firm Award - Mitchell/Giurgola Architects
  • Grand prix national de l'architecture - Roger Taillibert
  • Rome Prize for architecture - Gunnar Birkerts
  • RAIA Gold Medal - Harry Seidler
  • RIBA Royal Gold Medal - John Summerson
  • Twenty-five Year Award - 860-880 North Lakeshore Drive Apartments
  • Births

  • 1976 - Ott Kadarik, Estonian architect
  • date unknown - Antonio Pio Saracino, Italian-born US architect
  • Deaths

  • January 26 - Eric Francis, British architect and painter (born 1887)
  • May 11 - Alvar Aalto, Finnish architect, designer, sculptor and painter (born 1898)
  • November 19 - Sir Basil Spence, Scottish Modernist/Brutalist architect (born 1907)
  • Nugent Cachemaille-Day, English ecclesiastical architect (born 1896)
  • References

    1976 in architecture Wikipedia

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