Girish Mahajan

1999 in architecture

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1999 in architecture

The year 1999 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • April 19 - The Bundestag holds its first meeting at the Reichstag building in Berlin (following a redesign by Norman Foster) since 1933.
  • Buildings opened

  • March - Pero's Bridge in Bristol, England, designed by Eilis O'Connell with Ove Arup & Partners.
  • October 8 - The new Embassy of the United States, Ottawa, Canada, designed by David Childs, is dedicated by President Bill Clinton.
  • December - Burj al Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • December 31
  • London Eye, designed by David Marks and Julia Barfield.
  • Millennium Dome in London, designed by Richard Rogers.
  • Buildings completed

  • March - Main Tower in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Jewish Museum, Berlin, designed by Daniel Libeskind.
  • Lille Cathedral in France (Basilica of Notre Dame de la Treille), begun in 1854.
  • Great Court of the British Museum, redesigned by Norman Foster.
  • Conde Nast Building in Manhattan, New York City, United States.
  • Jubilee Line Extension of the London Underground Jubilee line.
  • Melbourne Museum by architects Denton Corker Marshall, Melbourne, Australia.
  • The Lighthouse (Glasgow), a conversion by PagePark Architects of John Keppie's offices for The Glasgow Herald, opens as Scotland's Centre for Architecture, Design and the City.
  • Contact Theatre in Manchester, England, rebuilt by Alan Short and Associates.
  • Awards

  • AIA Gold Medal - Frank Gehry.
  • Architecture Firm Award - Perkins and Will.
  • Grand Prix de l'urbanisme - Philippe Panerai and Nathan Starkman.
  • Grand prix national de l'architecture - Massimiliano Fuksas.
  • Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate – Fumihiko Maki
  • Pritzker Architecture Prize - Norman Foster.
  • Prix de l'Académie d'Architecture de France - Jean Nouvel.
  • RAIA Gold Medal - Richard Leplastrier.
  • Royal Gold Medal - Barcelona.
  • Stirling Prize - Future Systems, Media Centre at Lord's.
  • Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture – Richard Rogers.
  • Twenty-five Year Award - John Hancock Center.
  • UIA Gold Medal – Ricardo Legorreta Vilchis.
  • Vincent Scully Prize - Vincent Scully.
  • Deaths

  • January 14 - Aldo van Eyck, Dutch Structuralist architect (born 1918)
  • January 23 - Jay Pritzker, US entrepreneur, founder of the Pritzker Architecture Prize (born 1922)
  • August 15 - Sir Hugh Casson, British architect, interior designer, artist, writer and broadcaster on 20th-century design (born 1910)
  • October 27 - Charlotte Perriand, French architect and designer (born 1903)
  • References

    1999 in architecture Wikipedia

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