Rahul Sharma

1998 in architecture

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1998 in architecture

The year 1998 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.

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Buildings completed

  • 5 April - Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, Japan, longest suspension bridge in the world by the length of central span, designed by Satoshi Kashima, opened.
  • 16 April - City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain, designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela, inaugurated.
  • 31 May - Saint Paul's Cathedral, Wellington, New Zealand, opened.
  • June - Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre, New Caledonia, designed by Renzo Piano, opened.
  • 6 July - Chek Lap Kok Airport in Hong Kong, designed by Norman Foster, opened.
  • 15 October - Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, designed by Marnell Corrao Associates, opened.
  • Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland, by Steven Holl Architects, opened.
  • Waterside (building) at Harmondsworth, England, international headquarters of the airline British Airways, designed by Niels Torp, opened.
  • Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre in Switzerland, designed by Jean Nouvel, opened.
  • Jin Mao Building in Shanghai, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, completed.
  • Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, designed by César Pelli, completed; it becomes the tallest building in the British Commonwealth and tallest building in the world (until 2004).
  • B 018 nightclub in Beirut, designed by Bernard Khoury.
  • Polaria and the Polar Environment Centre in Tromsø, Norway
  • Awards

  • Alvar Aalto Medal – Steven Holl
  • Architecture Firm Award – Centerbrook Architects and Planners
  • European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture (Mies van der Rohe Prize) – Peter Zumthor for Kunsthaus Bregenz
  • Grand Prix de l'urbanisme – Christian Devillers
  • Grand prix national de l'architecture – Jacques Hondelatte
  • Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate – Álvaro Siza
  • Pritzker Prize – Renzo Piano
  • Prix de l'Équerre d'Argent – Rem Koolhaas
  • RAIA Gold Medal – Gabriel Poole
  • Royal Gold Medal – Oscar Niemeyer
  • Stirling Prize – Norman Foster and Partners, American Air Museum, Imperial War Museum, Duxford
  • Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture – Jaquelin T. Robertson.
  • Twenty-five Year Award – Kimbell Art Museum
  • Events

  • Park Hill, Sheffield, 1961 flatted public housing in South Yorkshire, England, is Grade II* listed, making it the largest listed building in Europe.
  • Deaths

  • 13 June – Lúcio Costa, Brazilian architect and urban planner (born 1902)
  • 29 August – Erik Asmussen, Danish-born architect (born 1913)
  • 31 October – Rosemary Stjernstedt, British architect (born 1912)
  • 14 November – Albert Frey, Californian "desert modernist" architect (born 1903)
  • References

    1998 in architecture Wikipedia


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