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1984 in architecture

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1984 in architecture

The year 1984 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Events

  • May 30 - The Prince of Wales denounces a proposed modernist extension to the National Gallery, London as "a hideous carbuncle on the face of an elegant and much-loved friend", declaring his reactionary views on architecture for the first time. [1]
  • Buildings opened

  • April 11 - PPG Place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
  • May 5 - Dayabumi Complex, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • July 20 - Kielce Bus Station, Poland, designed by Edward Modrzejewski.
  • August 8 - Kylesku Bridge, Scotland, UK.
  • November 18 - Lloyd's building in London, designed by Richard Rogers.
  • December 1 - Oxford Ice Rink in England, designed by Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners with Ove Arup & Partners.
  • Neue Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart, designed by James Stirling.
  • Theatres Building at the Arts Centre Melbourne, Australia.
  • Buildings completed

  • Deutsche Bank Twin Towers, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
  • Smurfit-Stone Building in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
  • Swisscom-Sendeturm St. Chrischona, near Basel, Switzerland.
  • Southeast Financial Center, Miami, Florida, United States.
  • Target House, London, designed by Rodney Gordon.
  • Tour Hertzienne TDF in Romainville near Paris, France.
  • Awards

  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal – Gordon Bunshaft
  • Architecture Firm Award - Kallmann McKinnell & Wood Architects.
  • Grand prix national de l'architecture - Edmond Lay.
  • Pritzker Prize - Richard Meier.
  • RAIA Gold Medal - Philip Cox.
  • RIBA Royal Gold Medal - Charles Correa.
  • Twenty-five Year Award - Seagram Building.
  • UIA Gold Medal – Hassan Fathy.
  • Deaths

  • January 9 - Frederick Gibberd, English architect (born 1908)
  • May 19 - John Betjeman, English architectural writer (born 1906)
  • July 24 - Arieh Sharon, Israeli architect (born 1900)
  • December 22 - Vilhelm Lauritzen, Danish modernist architect (born 1894)
  • References

    1984 in architecture Wikipedia


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