Trisha Shetty

1996 in architecture

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1996 in architecture

The year 1996 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • June 30 - The historic Sands Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, designed by architect Wayne McAllister, is demolished.
  • date unknown
  • The Stirling Prize is instituted in memory of James Stirling. The first winner is Stephen Hodder for the Centenary Building, University of Salford, Greater Manchester (opened in the same year).
  • Eden Project, Cornwall near St Austell is designed by Nicholas Grimshaw (completed 2001).
  • The Pringle Richards Sharratt partnership is established in London.
  • Buildings opened

  • March 15 - Arken Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen, designed by Søren Robert Lund.
  • May 26 - Hong Kong China Temple, Hong Kong (inaugurated).
  • October 3 - Museum Tinguely in Basel, Switzerland, designed by Mario Botta.
  • Buildings completed

  • Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, Brazil, designed by Oscar Niemeyer.
  • Fruit Museum, Yamanashi, Japan, designed by Itsuko Hasegawa.
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia, designed by Denton Corker Marshall.
  • Shun Hing Square, Shenzhen, designed by K. Y. Cheung Design Associates, the tallest building in Asia until it is surpassed the following year.
  • Therme Vals in Switzerland, designed by Peter Zumthor.
  • The Dancing House (Nationale-Nederlanden building) in Prague, designed by Vlado Milunić with Frank Gehry.
  • Maggie's Centre, Edinburgh, a drop-in cancer care centre; building conversion by Richard Murphy.
  • Awards

  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal – Philip Johnson.
  • Architecture Firm Award - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.
  • European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture (Mies van der Rohe Prize) – Dominique Perrault for Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
  • Grand prix national de l'architecture - Bernard Tschumi.
  • Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate – Tadao Ando.
  • Pritzker Prize - Rafael Moneo.
  • Prix de l'Équerre d'Argent - Pierre-Louis Faloci.
  • RAIA Gold Medal - Denton Corker Marshall.
  • Royal Gold Medal - Harry Seidler.
  • Stirling Prize - Stephen Hodder, Centenary Building, University of Salford.
  • Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture – Jane Jacobs.
  • Twenty-five Year Award - United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel.
  • UIA Gold Medal – Rafael Moneo.
  • Deaths

  • February 14 - Alejandro de la Sota, Spanish architect (born 1913)
  • May 19 - Roy Mason, American lecturer, writer and futuristic architect (born 1938)
  • July 17 - Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe, English landscape architect (born 1900)
  • July 27 - Dame Jane Drew, English modernist architect and town planner (born 1911)
  • November 23 - Ralph Tubbs, British architect, designer of the Dome of Discovery at the Festival of Britain (born 1912)
  • References

    1996 in architecture Wikipedia

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