2002 in architecture
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The year 2002 in architecture involved some significant events.
Buildings and structures
- May 21 – Portico and extensions to the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace, London, designed by John Simpson, are opened by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom as part of her Golden Jubilee.
- May 24 – Falkirk Wheel, a rotating boat lift, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal, near Falkirk, Scotland, is opened by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom as part of her Golden Jubilee.
- July – London City Hall on the south bank of the River Thames, designed by Norman Foster, is opened.
- July 5 – The Imperial War Museum North in Manchester, designed by Daniel Libeskind, opens.
- July 13 – Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, converted from the Baltic Flour Mill at Gateshead in North East England, opens.
- September 2 – Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, designed by José Rafael Moneo, is consecrated in Los Angeles, California.
- October 16 – Bibliotheca Alexandrina inaugurated in Egypt, from the competition winning entry by Snøhetta.
- October 26 – Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia is completed.
- December 14 – Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Texas, designed by Tadao Ando.
- specific date not listed:
- 383 Madison Avenue opens in New York City, designed by David Childs, and used as the Bear Sterns office building.
- Laban dance centre, designed by Herzog & de Meuron (Stirling Prize 2003) opens in Deptford, London.
- Beddington Zero Energy Development (BedZED), designed by Bill Dunster, is completed in Beddington, London.
- The Deep aquarium, designed by Sir Terry Farrell, is opened to the public in Hull, England.
- Weald and Downland Gridshell, designed by Edward Cullinan Architects, is completed in Southern England.
- American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal – Frank Gehry
- AIA Gold Medal – Tadao Ando.
- Architecture Firm Award – Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates.
- Emporis Skyscraper Award – Kingdom Centre.
- Grand Prix de l'urbanisme – Bruno Fortier.
- Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate – Norman Foster.
- Pritzker Prize – Glenn Murcutt.
- Prix de l'Équerre d'Argent – Pierre du Besset and Dominique Lyon for Troyes Library.
- RIAS Award for Architecture – Malcolm Fraser Architects for Dance Base, Edinburgh.
- RAIA Gold Medal – Brit Andresen.
- Royal Gold Medal – Archigram.
- Stirling Prize – Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
- Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture – James Turrell.
- Twenty-five Year Award – Fundació Joan Miró
- UIA Gold Medal – Renzo Piano.
- Vincent Scully Prize – Robert Venturi and Denise Scott-Brown.
- Benjamin C. Thompson (born 1918)