Harman Patil

1977 in architecture

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1977 in architecture

The year 1977 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • January 31 - The Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, designed by Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers and Gianfranco Franchini, is opened.
  • March - Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan, designed by John C. Portman Jr., is inaugurated.
  • April 19 - Yale Center for British Art gallery, designed by Louis Kahn (died 1974), opens to the public in New Haven, Connecticut, United States.
  • Sainsbury Centre at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, designed by Norman Foster.
  • Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Iran, designed by Kamran Diba, is inaugurated.
  • Extension to Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava, designed by Vladimír Dedeček, is completed.
  • 30 Cannon Street in the City of London, England, designed by engineers Whinney, Son & Austen Hall with Ove Arup & Partners, is completed for Crédit Lyonnais.
  • The Citigroup Center at 601 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan, New York City, is completed; its structural engineer William LeMessurier subsequently discovers it is vulnerable to extreme wind conditions and clandestine retrospective strengthening is carried out.
  • The Fernmeldeturm Nürnberg in Nürnberg, Germany is completed.
  • The MLC Centre in Sydney, Australia is completed and opened.
  • The Torre Espacial in Buenos Aires, Argentina is completed.
  • The Silberturm in Frankfurt am Main, Germany is completed.
  • The Harbour Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is completed.
  • The Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan is completed.
  • Penton Street flats in Islington, London, designed by John Melvin.
  • The rose window of Lancing College Chapel in England, designed by Stephen Dykes Bower, is completed.
  • Awards

  • AIA Gold Medal - Richard Neutra (posthumous)
  • Architecture Firm Award - Sert Jackson and Associates
  • Grand prix national de l'architecture - Paul Andreu; Roland Simounet
  • RAIA Gold Medal - Ronald Gilling
  • RIBA Royal Gold Medal - Denys Lasdun
  • Twenty-five Year Award - Christ Lutheran Church
  • Publications

  • A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein.
  • The Language of Postmodern Architecture by Charles Jencks.
  • Births

  • December 21 - Michel Abboud, Lebanese-born architect
  • Deaths

  • March 5 - Herman Munthe-Kaas, Norwegian functionalist architect (born 1890)
  • August 25 - Károly Kós, Hungarian architect, writer, illustrator, ethnologist and politician (born 1883)
  • References

    1977 in architecture Wikipedia

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