2013 in architecture
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The year 2013 in architecture involved some significant events.
- January: James B. Hunt Jr. Library the main library of Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University, designed by Snøhetta, is opened in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
- March 1: the first phase of the Old Port of Marseille renewal is inaugurated.
- March 28: Paradise Center the largest shopping mall in Bulgaria is opened in Sofia.
- April 19: Museum of the History of Polish Jews is opened in Warsaw, Poland.
- April 25: The George W. Bush Presidential Center is opened in Dallas, Texas.
- May: Extension to Lenbachhaus art museum, designed by Foster and Partners, is opened in Munich.
- May 10: One World Trade Center becomes the tallest building in the United States and the third-tallest building in the world by pinnacle height. It is projected for completion in late 2013.
- May 30: Mary Rose Museum, designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will, is opened at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in England.
- June 1: Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations national museum in Marseille, in the South of France, designed by Rudy Ricciotti is opened.
- June 10: Cayan Tower in Dubai Marina, the world's tallest tower featuring a 90-degree twist, is completed.
- August 2: Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand, designed by Shigeru Ban with Warren and Mahoney, is opened.
- September 3: Library of Birmingham, the largest public library in the United Kingdom, designed by Mecanoo, is opened.
- October: Four World Trade Center, New York City, projected for completion.
- Mercury City Tower, in Moscow, the tallest building in Europe, projected for completion.
- One57, one of the tallest buildings in New York City, (will become the tallest mixed-use (residential and hotel) skyscraper in the city upon completion), projected for completion.
- Kimbell Art Museum expansion, designed by Renzo Piano, projected for completion.
- April 13 - Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam opens its doors after a 10-year restoration and renovation project
- April - The 11th-century minaret of the Great Mosque of Aleppo in Aleppo, Syria, is destroyed during civil war fighting
- June 12 - The Berlin City Palace foundation stone laying ceremony is held in Berlin. The building is expected to be completed in 2019.
- August: The Shanghai Tower, topping out ceremony is held in Shanghai. The tallest building in China and the second-tallest in the world is expected to be completed in 2014.
- October - The sixth World Architecture Festival is held in Singapore.
- October 29 - The Marmaray rail tunnel under the Bosphorus strait, the world's deepest undersea immersed tube tunnel, is opened in Istanbul, Turkey.
- AIA Gold Medal – Thom Mayne
- European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture (Mies van der Rohe Prize) – The Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík by Henning Larsen Architects
- Pritzker Architecture Prize – Toyo Ito.
- RAIA Gold Medal – Peter Wilson
- RIBA Royal Gold Medal – Peter Zumthor
- Stirling Prize – Witherford Watson Mann Architects for refurbishment of Astley Castle in North Warwickshire, England (2012)
- Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture – Laurie Olin
- Twenty-five Year Award by AIA – Renzo Piano for Menil Collection
- June 15 until September 23 - "Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes at MOMA in New York City, New York
- January 5 - Bruce McCarty, (b. 1920), American architect
- January 7 - Ada Louise Huxtable, (b. 1921) , American architecture critic (The New York Times)
- March 7 - Elmar Tampõld, (b. 1920), Estonian-Canadian architect
- April 9 - Paolo Soleri, (b. 1919), Italian architect
- April 11
- April 20 - Rick Mather, (b. 1937), American-born architect who worked in England
- June 18 - Colin Stansfield Smith (b. 1932), British architect and academic
- June 22 - Henning Larsen, (b. 1925), Danish architect
- October 30 - Anca Petrescu, (b. 1949), Romanian architect
- Brown, Graeme (20 March 2012). "Opening date for new Library of Birmingham revealed". Birmingham Post.
- Harriet Alexander (12 Jun 2013). "Berlin begins reconstruction of King Frederick the Great's palace". The Telegraph. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
- AIA Gold Medal 2013, retrieved 22 April 2013
- European Commission, 30 April 2013.
- The Guardian, 17 March 2013.
- RIBA: "Royal Gold Medal", retrieved 14 February 2013.
- "2013 RIBA Stirling Prize winner – Astley Castle, Warwickshire". RIBA. September 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-27.