2003 in architecture
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The year 2003 in architecture involved some significant events.
- February 8 - New Salt Lake City Public Library (Utah), designed by Moshe Safdie and VCBO Architecture, is opened.
- February 14 - L'Oceanogràfic marine park in Valencia, Spain, designed by Félix Candela, Alberto Domingo and Carlos Lázaro, is opened.
- March 30 - Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge across the Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts, a cable-stayed bridge designed by Christian Menn, Theodore Zoli (from HNTB), W. Denney Pate (from FIGG) and Ruchu Hsu with Parsons Brinckerhoff, is opened northbound (southbound December 20).
- July 8 - Oscar Niemeyer Museum (Novo Museu) reopens in Curitiba, Brazil, originally designed by Oscar Niemeyer.
- September 4 - Selfridges store in Birmingham, England, designed by Czech-born British architect Jan Kaplický of Future Systems, is opened (subsequently popularizing the color Yves Klein Blue).
- September - Maggie's Centre, Dundee, Scotland a drop-in cancer care centre; Frank Gehry's first work in the United Kingdom.
- October 23 - Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by Frank Gehry, opens in Los Angeles, California.
- December 30 - Estádio Municipal de Braga, designed by Eduardo Souto de Moura, opens in Portugal.
- Centre for Mathematical Sciences (Cambridge), designed by Edward Cullinan Architects, is completed.
- Corrour Lodge, Inverness-shire, Scotland, designed by Moshe Safdie, is built.
- The Doughnut, near Cheltenham, England, is completed.
- Eleanor Roosevelt College, University of California, San Diego, designed by Moshe Safdie, is built.
- Laban Dance Centre, Deptford, London, and Schaulager, Münchenstein, Switzerland, both designed by Herzog & de Meuron.
- Pantages Tower, Toronto, Canada, designed by Moshe Safdie and Core Architects, is completed.
- Park Pobedy in the Moscow Metro system is completed.
- Peabody Essex Museum new wing, designed by Moshe Safdie, opens in Salem, Massachusetts.
- Taipei Treasure Hill designed by Marco Casagrande is completed.
- Torre Mayor the tallest building in Mexico (2003-present) is completed.
- July 1 - Taipei 101 is topped out to become the tallest building in the world.
- December 20 - Triumph-Palace apartment building in Moscow becomes the highest building in Europe.
- Daniel Libeskind's design, entitled Memory Foundations, is accepted for the World Trade Center site in New York.
- Demolition of the Department of the Environment Building (completed 1971) at Marsham Street, Westminster, London. A new five storey glass-faced Home Office building is being erected in its place.
- Architecture Firm Award - The Miller Hull Partnership
- Alvar Aalto Medal – Rogelio Salmona
- Driehaus Prize – Léon Krier
- Emporis Skyscraper Award - 30 St Mary Axe
- European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture (Mies van der Rohe Prize) – Zaha Hadid for Car Park and Terminus Hoenheim North
- Grand Prix de l'urbanisme - Michel Corajoud
- Mies van der Rohe Prize - Zaha Hadid
- Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate – Rem Koolhaas
- Pritzker Prize - Jørn Utzon
- Prix de l'Équerre d'Argent - Yves Lion and Claire Piguet, French Embassy in Beirut
- RAIA Gold Medal - Peter Corrigan
- RIAS Award for Architecture - Sutherland Hussey Architects for An Turas Ferry Shelter, Tiree
- Royal Gold Medal - Rafael Moneo
- Stirling Prize - Herzog & de Meuron, Laban dance centre
- Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture – Tod Williams and Billie Tsien
- Twenty-five Year Award - Design Research Headquarters Building
- March 3 - Peter Smithson, English architect (born 1923)
- August 10 - Cedric Price, English architect (born 1934)
- "Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture - Recipients". Notre Dame School of Architecture. Retrieved 5 April 2014.