Samiksha Jaiswal

1990 in architecture

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1990 in architecture

The year 1990 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • Atatürk Dam in Turkey is completed
  • Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong, designed by I. M. Pei, is completed and becomes the tallest building in the British Commonwealth (1990-1992).
  • Messeturm in Frankfurt, is completed and becomes the tallest building in the European Union (1990-1997).
  • U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles, designed by architectural firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, is completed.
  • Two Prudential Plaza in Chicago is completed.
  • Scripps Center in Cincinnati is completed.
  • Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro in Ivory Coast, designed by Pierre Fakhoury, is consecrated as one of the world's largest churches.
  • The Round Building at Hathersage in the Peak District of England, for David Mellor (cutler), designed by Michael Hopkins, is built.
  • Construction of the Washington National Cathedral is completed.
  • Events

  • Caruso St John architectural practice established in the U.K. by Adam Caruso and Peter St John.
  • Awards

  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal – Kevin Roche.
  • AIA Gold Medal - E. Fay Jones.
  • Architecture Firm Award - Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.
  • European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture (Mies van der Rohe Prize) – Sir Norman Foster for New Stansted Airport Terminal, London.
  • Grand Prix de l'urbanisme - Jean-François Revert.
  • Grand Prix national de l'architecture - Francis Soler.
  • Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate – James Stirling.
  • Pritzker Prize - Aldo Rossi.
  • RAIA Gold Medal - Peter McIntyre.
  • Royal Gold Medal - Aldo van Eyck.
  • Twenty-five Year Award - Gateway Arch.
  • UIA Gold Medal – Charles Correa.
  • Deaths

  • April 20 - Arnold Alas, Estonian soldier and architect (born 1911)
  • August 6 - Gordon Bunshaft, American architect (born 1909)
  • June 19 - Steen Eiler Rasmussen, Danish architect (born 1898)
  • December 24 - Judith Ledeboer, Dutch-born English architect (born 1901)
  • December 31 - Giovanni Michelucci, Italian architect (born 1891)
  • References

    1990 in architecture Wikipedia

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