2006 in architecture
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The year 2006 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.
- January 9 - Fire destroys Chicago's 1891 Pilgrim Baptist Church, designed by Louis Sullivan.
- January 31 - Ground breaks on Waterview Tower, and the 89-story Shangri-La Hotel in Chicago.
- March 15 - Cirrus apartment building topped off in Helsinki, becoming the tallest building in Finland.
- April 10 - Groundbreaking ceremony for the High Line elevated greenway in New York City.
- April 27 - Construction work begins on the Freedom Tower, a replacement for the World Trade Center.
- July 8 - The government of Abu Dhabi and Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation signs a memorandum of understanding for the building of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.
- February 5 - Madrid-Barajas Airport Terminal 4 inaugurated, designed by Antonio Lamela and Richard Rogers.
- March 1 - The Senedd, the National Assembly building in Cardiff, Wales, by architect Richard Rogers, is opened by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
- April 4 - Busch Stadium, designed by Populous (formerly HOK sport), opened as the new home of the St. Louis Cardinals.
- May 4 - Hearst Tower employees move into the Norman Foster designed, diagrid building near Columbus Circle, in New York City.
- May 5 - Aurora Tower opened to the public as the tallest building in Brisbane, Australia.
- May 23 - 7 World Trade Center officially opened the new building designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill at noon, with a free concert.
- May 26 - Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Berlin Main Station) opening ceremony. Design from the winning competition entry by the Hamburg architecture firm Gerkan, Marg and Partners.
- June 14 - Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts grand opening in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, by Canadian Diamond and Schmitt Architects.
- June 16 - The National Library of Belarus opened in Minsk, Belarus in the shape of a rhombicuboctahedron.
- June 26 - Savill Building opens at the Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park, Surrey, with a gridshell roof designed by Glen Howells Architects.
- July 22 - Emirates Stadium, designed by Populous, opened in the London Borough of Islington for the Arsenal Football Club.
- Summer - House of Sweden (the Swedish embassy) completed in Washington, D.C., designed by Swedish architects Gert Wingårdh and Tomas Hansen.
- September - Museum of Modern Literature (Literaturmuseum der Moderne or LiMo) opened in Marbach, Germany, by British architect David Chipperfield.
- September 2 - Bishan Community Library opened in Singapore.
- October - Janelia Farm Research Campus completed in Loudoun County, Virginia, by Rafael Viñoly.
- October 5 - The Arsht Center opens in Downtown Miami, Florida as the third largest performing arts center in the United States.
- October 11 - Eureka Tower a 297.3 metres (975 ft) residential skyscraper, designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects, opens in Melbourne, Australia.
- October 26 - Klaus Advanced Computing Building officially opened on the campus of Georgia Institute of Technology, by American architects Perkins+Will.
- October 27 - Vesteda Tower a 90 m (300 ft) residential tower, designed by Jo Coenen, opens in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
- November - Maggie's Centre, Kirkcaldy, Scotland, a drop-in cancer care centre; Zaha Hadid's first built work in the United Kingdom.
- December 1
- date unknown - America's Cup Building inaugurated in Valencia, Spain, designed by British architect David Chipperfield.
- January 16 - 10 Holloway Circus is completed in Birmingham, UK, designed by Ian Simpson Architects.
- October 9 - Beetham Tower in Manchester, UK, by architect Ian Simpson, who himself resides in the top penthouse.
- December 10 - Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston completed, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
- December - Megasport Arena in Moscow, Russia.
- date unknown
- AIA Gold Medal - Antoine Predock
- Architecture Firm Award - Moore Ruble Yudell
- Driehaus Architecture Prize – Allan Greenberg
- Emporis Skyscraper Award - Hearst Tower
- Grand Prix de l'urbanisme – Francis Cuillier
- Praemium Imperiale Architecture Award – Frei Otto
- Pritzker Prize - Paulo Mendes da Rocha (born 1928) from São Paulo, Brasil
- Prix de l'Équerre d'Argent - Orléans-la-Source Science Library by Florence Lipsky and Pascal Rollet
- RAIA Gold Medal - Kerry Hill
- RIAS Award in Architecture - Page\Park Architects for Maggie's Centre, Inverness
- RIBA Royal Gold Medal - Toyo Ito
- Stirling Prize - Richard Rogers
- Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture – Peter Zumthor
- AIA Twenty-five Year Award - Thorncrown Chapel by E. Fay Jones
- Vincent Scully Prize - Phyllis Lambert
- March 9 - Harry Seidler, Austrian-born Australian architect (born 1923)
- April 25 - Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian journalist, author, and activist best known for her influence on urban studies (born 1916)
- May 10 - Nisse Strinning, Swedish architect and designer (born 1917)
- July 5 - Hugh Stubbins, US architect (born 1912)
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- E-Architect. Accessed 13 June 2014
- "Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture - Recipients". Notre Dame School of Architecture. Retrieved 5 April 2014.
- "Jane Jacobs, Urban Activist, Is Dead at 89" New York Times April 25, 2006