2010 in architecture
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The year 2010 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.
- May 12 - Stephen T. Ayers becomes the 11th Architect of the Capitol.
- June - Broadcasting Tower, Leeds, by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, is the recipient of the 2010 Best Tall Building in the World award by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
- November - The third World Architecture Festival is held in Barcelona.
- January 4 – Burj Khalifa (formerly known as Burj Dubai) opens in the United Arab Emirates as the tallest man-made structure in the world (2010–present), at 828m (2,717 ft).
- February 6 – New building of Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, Florida, designed by Stanley Saitowitz, opens to the public.
- May - MAXXI – National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome, designed by Zaha Hadid, opens to the public. It wins this year's Stirling Prize.
- June – Strata SE1 completed in the London Borough of Southwark.
- September – Evelyn Grace Academy, a London school designed by Zaha Hadid, opens. It wins the 2011 Stirling Prize.
- October – Maggie's, a drop-in cancer care centre in Cheltenham, England, designed by Sir Richard MacCormac's MJP Architects, opens.
- November 10 – Sagrada Família in Barcelona, designed by Antoni Gaudí (d. 1926), is dedicated as a basilica and expiatory church following completion of the vault.
- November 12 – Canton Tower opens for the 2010 Asian Games.
- December – Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University, designed by Stanton Williams, completed. It wins the 2012 Stirling Prize.
- Guangzhou International Finance Center in China, by Wilkinson Eyre Architects; it later wins the 2012 Lubetkin Prize.
- International Commerce Centre opens as the tallest building in Hong Kong.
- More than 70 exposition pavilions are completed for the Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China.
- AIA Gold Medal – Peter Q. Bohlin (United States).
- Architecture Firm Award – Pugh + Scarpa
- Grand Prix de l'urbanisme – Laurent Théry
- LEAF Award, Overall Winner – Boogertman + Partners + Populous
- Praemium Imperiale Architecture Award – Toyo Ito
- Pritzker Architecture Prize – Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA)
- RAIA Gold Medal – Kerry Clare and Lindsay Clare
- RIBA Royal Gold Medal – I. M. Pei
- Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture – Rafael Manzano Martos
- Stirling Prize – Zaha Hadid
- Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture – Edward O. Wilson
- Vincent Scully Prize – Adele Chatfield-Taylor
- Twenty-five Year Award – The Hajj Terminal at King Abdulaziz International Airport
- February 25 - Frank Williams, 73, US skyscraper architect
- March 4 - Raimund Abraham, 77, Austrian architect
- March 14 - Der Scutt, 75, American architect
- September 13 - John Elliott, 73, British architect
- "Stephen T. Ayers Confirmed by United States Senate to Serve as 11th Architect of the Capitol". Retrieved 2013-08-05.
- "CTBUH 9th Annual Awards, 2010". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 2007-06-15.
- Moore:, Rowan (6 June 2010). "Zaha Hadid's new Roman gallery joins the pantheon of the greats". The Observer. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
- Woodman, Ellis (2 October 2011). "Stirling Prize: Zaha Hadid is a worthy winner". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
- Youngs, Ian (14 October 2012). "Sainsbury Laboratory wins Stirling architecture prize". BBC News. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
- Dennis Hevesi (2010-03-08). "Frank Williams, Architect of Skyscrapers, Dies at 73". The New York Times.
- "Confirmed Speakers/John Elliott". REBEC. 21–23 June 2010.