2011 in architecture
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The year 2011 in architecture involved some significant events.
- January 21 – Museum of Old and New Art, designed by Nonda Katsalidis, opens on the Berriedale peninsula in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
- January 25 – New World Center, home of the New World Symphony Orchestra, designed by Frank Gehry, opens at Miami Beach, Florida.
- February 28 – Museo Soumaya in Mexico City, designed by Fernando Romero, is officially opened.
- March 29 – London Olympic Stadium, designed by Populous, is completed.
- April 16 – Turner Contemporary art gallery, designed by David Chipperfield, opens in Margate, Kent, England.
- May 1 – New Lyric Theatre, Belfast, designed by O'Donnell & Tuomey of Dublin, opens.
- May 21 – The Hepworth Wakefield art gallery, designed by David Chipperfield, opens in West Yorkshire, England.
- June – Windmill Hill archive centre, Waddesdon, England, designed by Stephen Marshall, opens.
- June 20 – Glasgow Riverside Museum, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, opens as the new development of the Museum of Transport.
- July 6: Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower the tallest building in Panama and Latin America is completed.
- July 19 – New Museum of Liverpool, designed by architects 3XN and engineers Buro Happold, opens at Liverpool Pier Head, England.
- July 27 – London Aquatics Centre, designed by Zaha Hadid, is completed.
- September – CMA CGM Tower in Marseille, designed by Zaha Hadid, is completed.
- September – firstsite new art gallery, designed by Rafael Viñoly, opens in Colchester, England.
- September 11 – National September 11 Memorial, Reflecting Absence, designed by architect Michael Arad with landscape architect Peter Walker on the World Trade Center site in New York City is dedicated.
- September 13 – Westfield Stratford City shopping mall opens in Stratford, London.
- October 28 – ArcelorMittal Orbit, designed by Anish Kapoor with Cecil Balmond, erected at Olympic Park, London.
- December 21 - Capital Gate skyscraper hotel and office building opens in Abu Dhabi.
- 8 Spruce Street, a skyscraper designed by Frank Gehry, opens in New York City.
- N M Rothschild & Sons' New Court banking headquarters in the City of London, designed by Rem Koolhaas's OMA, completed.
- Brockholes Visitor Centre, a floating wooden nature reserve centre designed by Adam Khan of Arca, opens near Preston, Lancashire, England.
- Maggie's Centres, drop-in cancer care centres in Great Britain
- Bridge House, Dock House and Quay House for BBC North, designed by Wilkinson Eyre, at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, begin operation.
- Temporary Serpentine Pavilion in London, designed by Peter Zumthor.
- Folly for a Flyover, a 'pop-up' temporary arts centre in East London, England, designed by Assemble.
- New Hospital Pavilion, University of Chicago Medical Center, designed by Rafael Viñoly, projected for completion.
- University of Arizona Science Center, Tucson, designed by Rafael Viñoly, projected for completion.
- Kravis Center, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California, designed by Rafael Viñoly, projected for completion.
- February 6 – Cambodian officials claimed that "a wing" of the Preah Vihear Temple (11th century) collapsed due to an alleged Thai bombardment in the Cambodian–Thai border dispute.
- November - The fourth World Architecture Festival is held in Barcelona.
- AIA Gold Medal – Fumihiko Maki
- Architecture Firm Award – BNIM Architects
- Emporis Skyscraper Award – 8 Spruce Street New York designed by Frank Gehry
- European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture (Mies van der Rohe Prize) – David Chipperfield
- Grand Prix de l'urbanisme – Michel Desvigne
- LEAF Award, Grand Prix – OBR Open Building Research
- Praemium Imperiale Architecture Award – Ricardo Legorreta
- Pritzker Architecture Prize – Eduardo Souto de Moura
- Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture – Robert A. M. Stern
- RAIA Gold Medal – Graeme Gunn
- RIBA Royal Gold Medal – David Chipperfield
- Stirling Prize – Zaha Hadid (for the second year running)
- Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture – Maya Lin
- International Union of Architects UIA Gold Medal – Álvaro Siza Vieira
- AIA Twenty-five Year Award – John Hancock Tower designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
- UIA Gold Medal – Álvaro Siza Vieira
- Vincent Scully Prize – William K. Reilly
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- June 6 – Stefan Kuryłowicz (b. 1949), Polish architect
- September 17 – Colin Madigan (b. 1921), Australian architect
- September 27 – Imre Makovecz (b. 1935) Hungarian architect
- October 2 – Efraín Recinos (b. 1928) Guatemalan architect
- October 5 – Enver Faja, Albanian architect
- October 24 – Bruno Weber (b. 1931) Swiss architect
- November 25 – Karel Hubacek (b. 1924), Czech architect
- December 12- Gene Summers (b. 1928), American architect
- December 27- Anne Tyng (b. 1920), American architect
- December 30 – Ricardo Legorreta (b. 1931), Mexican architect, UIA Gold Medalist
- Hawthorne, Christopher (2011-01-24). "Architecture review: Frank Gehry's New World Center in Miami Beach". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
- "Museo Soumaya in Mexico City gets asymmetrical new building". Wired. 26 November 2010.
- "Carlos Slim: At home with the world's richest man". The Daily Telegraph (London). 21 February 2011.
- Casey, Nicholas (3 March 2011). "Emperor's New Museum". The Wall Street Journal (New York). Retrieved 29 March 2011.
- "Mexico's Carlos Slim Builds a Dazzling Art Palace". Business Week (New York). 26 January 2010.
- Tuckman, Jo (2 March 2011). "Mexican billionaire's new museum gives The Thinker much to ponder". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 29 March 2011.
- "Carlos Slim's Museo Soumaya: Money Can't Buy Taste". ArtInfo. April 12, 2011.
- Higgins, Charlotte (10 April 2011). "Amid tough times, gallery building boom brings hope for the future". The Guardian (London). p. 11.
- Moore, Rowan (2011-12-11). "Architecture". The Observer (London). p. 21 (The New Review).
- "Whistle down the windmill". World Architecture News. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
- "Museum of Liverpool schedule and key dates". National Museums Liverpool. Retrieved 2011-07-19.
- Ouroussoff, Nicolai (2011-02-09). "Downtown Skyscraper For the Digital Age". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
- Moore, Rowan (2011-11-27). "An office that's right on the money". The Observer (London). p. 42 (The New Review).
- Moore, Rowan (2011-05-01). "Brockholes nature reserve visitor centre – review". The Observer (London). Retrieved 2011-12-19.
- "BBC North". Wilkinson Eyre Architects. Retrieved 2011-12-26.
- Glancey, Jonathan (2011-06-27). "Swiss-made Serpentine pavilion presents garden of tranquility". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2011-12-19.
- "Preah Vihear temple shelled in clashes between Cambodia and Thai". Beijing: News.xinhuanet.com. 2011-02-07. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-10. Thai officials claim that the temple sustained only minor damage.