Samiksha Jaiswal

1985 in architecture

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1985 in architecture

The year 1985 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • The Inman Report is released, with major implications for the architecture of United States embassies.
  • Buildings opened

  • January 15 - The Tashkent Tower in Tashkent, Uzbekistan begins operation after six years construction.
  • March 2 - Columbia Center (formerly the Bank of America Tower) in Seattle, Washington, United States.
  • June 4 - Farø Bridges, Denmark.
  • July - The DLI 63 Building in Seoul, South Korea.
  • August 10 - St. Paul's Cathedral, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, designed by Aldo Spirito, is consecrated by the Pope.
  • September 7 - The first concert is held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Buildings completed

  • November 18 - HSBC Headquarters Building in Hong Kong, China.
  • Central State Museum of Kazakhstan.
  • The Bank of America Plaza in Dallas, Texas, United States.
  • Several notable buildings in Manhattan, New York, United States:
  • The first tower in the World Financial Center.
  • New York Marriott Marquis.
  • Tower 49.
  • Pak Sha O Youth Hostel in Hong Kong, designed by Rocco Design Architects.
  • Hundertwasserhaus in Vienna.
  • The Sender Eifel-Bärbelkreuz in Hellenthal, Germany.
  • Tyholttårnet in Trondheim, Norway.
  • Spiral in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Mjøsa Bridge, Norway.
  • Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall, Nanjing, China.
  • Awards

  • AIA Gold Medal - William Wayne Caudill (posthumous)
  • Alvar Aalto Medal – Tadao Ando
  • Architecture Firm Award - Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown
  • Grand prix national de l'architecture - Michel Andrault and Pierre Parat
  • Pritzker Prize - Hans Hollein
  • RAIA Gold Medal - Richard Johnson
  • RIBA Royal Gold Medal - Richard Rogers
  • Twenty-five Year Award - General Motors Technical Center
  • Deaths

  • September 30 - Herbert Bayer, Austrian and American graphic designer, painter, photographer, sculptor, art director, environmental and interior designer and architect (born 1900)
  • November 13 - William Pereira, American architect of Portuguese ancestry (born 1909)
  • November 22 - Gudolf Blakstad, Norwegian architect (born 1893)
  • References

    1985 in architecture Wikipedia

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