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, United States.
- February 1: Bishop Edward King Chapel at Ripon College Cuddesdon in Oxfordshire, England, designed by Niall McLaughlin Architects, is dedicated.
- March: New building for the National Aquarium Denmark, designed by 3XN, is opened in Copenhagen.
- March 28: Paradise Center, the largest shopping mall in Bulgaria, is opened in Sofia.
- April 19: Museum of the History of Polish Jews, designed by Rainer Mahlamäki, is opened in Warsaw.
- 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.
- September 30: SSE Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland, designed by Foster and Partners, is opened.
- November 13: Four World Trade Center, New York City, is completed.
- November 19: Museo Júmex, Mexico City, designed by David Chipperfield, is opened.
- December 4: Pérez Art Museum Miami, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, is opened.
- December 18: Stonehenge Visitor Centre, Wiltshire, England, designed by Denton Corker Marshall, is opened to the public.
- Mercury City Tower, in Moscow, the tallest building in Europe, projected for completion.
- Kimbell Art Museum expansion, designed by Renzo Piano, projected for completion.
- Tate Britain renovation in London, by Caruso St John.
- April: The Shed temporary auditorium for the National Theatre on the South Bank in London, by Haworth Tompkins, is opened.
- March 1: The first phase of the Old Port of Marseille renewal is inaugurated.
- 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.
- June 28: Scale Lane Bridge over River Hull in England, designed by McDowell+Benedetti with engineers Alan Baxter Associates and Qualter Hall, is opened.
- 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 Architecture Firm Award – Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
- 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
- Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate – David Chipperfield
- Pritzker Architecture Prize – Toyo Ito.
- Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture – Thomas H. Beeby
- 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 Museum of Modern Art in New York City
- 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
- December 5 - Fred Bassetti, (b. 1917), American architect
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- "RIBA Stirling shortlist 2013 – Bishop Edward King Chapel". Royal Institute of British Architects. 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
- Brown, Graeme (20 March 2012). "Opening date for new Library of Birmingham revealed". Birmingham Post.
- Roux, Caroline (2013-11-29). "Architect Christine Binswanger on Pérez Art Museum Miami". Financial Times (London). Retrieved 2013-12-29.
- "Stonehenge Visitor Centre by Denton Corker Marshall opens tomorrow". dezeen. 2013-12-17. Retrieved 2013-12-18.
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- "The Shed at the National Theatre by Haworth Tompkins". dezeen. 2013-04-06. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
- "New-look port for Marseille". The Connexion. January 2011. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
- "New port pavilion for Marseille". Maritime Journal. 2013-03-06. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
- Alexander, Harriet (2013-06-12). "Berlin begins reconstruction of King Frederick the Great's palace". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
- Moore, Rowan (2013-07-28). "Scale Lane Bridge, Hull – review". The Observer (London). Retrieved 2013-12-29.
- AIA Gold Medal 2013, retrieved 22 April 2013
- European Commission, 30 April 2013.
- "Toyo Ito awarded 2013 Pritzker prize". The Guardian (London). 2013-03-17.
- RIBA: "Royal Gold Medal", retrieved 14 February 2013.
- "2013 RIBA Stirling Prize winner – Astley Castle, Warwickshire". RIBA. September 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-27.
- "Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes". MOMA. Retrieved 2013-12-29.