1934 in architecture
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The year 1934 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.
- The Architects (Registration) Act, 1934, is passed in the United Kingdom; the legislation is eventually superseded by a new Act in 1997.
- Narkomtiazhprom stage a design contest for construction of a People's Commissariat of Construction of Heavy Industry in Red Square, Moscow in the Soviet Union.
- July 17 - Circular Manchester Central Library, England, designed by Vincent Harris; foundation stone for same architect's adjacent Manchester Town Hall Extension is laid on same day.
- October 23 - Guildhall, Swansea, Wales, designed by Percy Thomas.
- November 24 - ANZAC War Memorial in Sydney, Australia, designed by Bruce Dellit.
- Gothenburg City Theatre, Sweden.
- Penguin Pool, London Zoo, designed by Berthold Lubetkin and Ove Arup.
- Isokon building (apartments), Hampstead, London, designed by Wells Coates.
- Drapacz Chmur ("Silesian Skyscraper") apartment building, Katowice, Poland, designed by architect Tadeusz Kozłowski and structural engineer Stefan Bryła.
- Helsingborg Concert Hall, designed by Sven Markelius.
- Synagogue (Agudat Achim) at Skořepka 13, Brno, designed by Otto Eisler.
- New Cambridge University Library and Memorial Court for Clare College, Cambridge, designed as an ensemble, and buildings in North Court, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, England, all by Giles Gilbert Scott.
- Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, designed by Federico Mariscal.
- Fronton Recoletos, Madrid, designed by Eduardo Torroja.
- Joyería J. Roca (modern-day Tous) at 18, Paseo de Gracia, and Ciutat de Repòs i de Vacances, both in Barcelona and designed by Josep Lluís Sert.
- January 4 - Zurab Tsereteli, Georgian-Russian painter, sculptor and architect, President of the Russian Academy of Arts
- March 30 - Hans Hollein, Austrian architect and designer
- April 8 - Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect and one of the founders of the Metabolist Movement (died 2007)
- July 9 - Michael Graves, US architect, one of The New York Five
- September 11 - Cedric Price, English architect (died 2003)
- October 12 - Richard Meier, US Rationalist architect
- November 6 - Barton Myers, US-Canadian architect and teacher
- March 7 - Henry Wilson, English Arts and Crafts architect and metalwork designer (born 1864)
- May 17 - Cass Gilbert, US Beaux Arts architect (born 1859)
- August 12 - Hendrik Petrus Berlage, Dutch architect (born 1856)
- August 14 - Raymond Hood, US Art Deco architect (born 1881)
- August 18 - Sir John Sulman, Australian architect (born 1849)
- October 4 - Henry Sproatt, Canadian architect (born 1866)
- November 27 - Arthur Beresford Pite, English architect (born 1861)
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