Samiksha Jaiswal

1997 in architecture

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1997 in architecture

The year 1997 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • September 26 - An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi (constructed 1228-1253) to collapse.
  • Buildings

  • American Air Museum at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, England, designed by Foster and Partners, is officially opened (Stirling Prize 1998).
  • British Library in London, designed by Colin St John Wilson, opens.
  • Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow, designed by Foster and Partners, is completed.
  • Commerzbank Tower in Frankfurt, designed by Norman Foster, is completed and becomes the tallest building in the European Union (1997-2012).
  • The Sky Tower (Auckland) in New Zealand, the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere at 328 m (1,076 ft), designed by Craig Craig Moller Ltd, opens on March 3.
  • Getty Center in Los Angeles, designed by Richard Meier.
  • Shakespeare's Globe in London, a reconstruction of the Elizabethan Globe Theatre, is officially opened.
  • Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, designed by Frank Gehry, opens to the public.
  • Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, designed by César Pelli, are completed, constituting the world's tallest building until 2003.
  • Fondation Beyeler in Riehen near Basel, Switzerland, designed by Renzo Piano, is opened.
  • Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria, designed by Peter Zumthor, is opened.
  • Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia is completed.
  • WoZoCo housing in Amsterdam, designed by Jacob and Nathalie de Vries and Winy Maas of MVRDV, is completed.
  • Awards

  • AIA Gold Medal - Richard Meier.
  • Architecture Firm Award - R.M. Kliment & Frances Halsband Architects.
  • Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate – Richard Meier.
  • Pritzker Prize - Sverre Fehn.
  • Prix de l'Académie d'Architecture de France - Imre Makovecz.
  • Prix de l'Équerre d'Argent - Jean-Marc Ibos and Myrto Vitart.
  • RAIA Gold Medal - Roy Simpson.
  • Royal Gold Medal - Tadao Ando.
  • Stirling Prize - Michael Wilford, Stuttgart Music School.
  • Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture – Jaime Lerner.
  • Twenty-five Year Award - Phillips Exeter Academy Library
  • Deaths

  • August 8 - Paul Rudolph (born 1918)
  • September 4 - Aldo Rossi (born 1931)
  • References

    1997 in architecture Wikipedia

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