1950 in architecture
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The year 1950 in architecture involved some significant events.
- Alas Building completed in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The tallest building in Buenos Aires between 1950 and 1996, surpassed by the Le Parc tower.
- Eames House (pictured) in Santa Monica, California, designed by Charles and Ray Eames is completed.
- Estádio do Maracanã opening day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The largest stadium in South America, and host to the 2016 Summer Olympics.
- Frank Lloyd Wright completed construction of several Usonian style houses across the United States. Refer to the List of Frank Lloyd Wright works.
- Hyart Theater was built in Lovell, Wyoming by Hyrum "Hy" Bischoff.
- Mutual of New York Building completed in Times Square, New York City. The architects Shreve, Lamb and Harmon also designed the Empire State Building.
- Neutra Office Building completed in Los Angeles, California designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra and used as his office until his death in 1970.
- United Nations Headquarters completed by Wallace Harrison (director of planning) in Manhattan. The Secretariat Building (by Le Corbusier and Niemeyer) completed two years later.
- Larkin Administration Building in Buffalo, New York is demolished. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1904.
- AIA Gold Medal - Patrick Abercrombie.
- Royal Gold Medal - Eliel Saarinen.
- Grand Prix de Rome, architecture - Jacques Perrin-Fayolle.
- Herzog & de Meuron:
- October 31 - Zaha Hadid
- Hafeez Contractor
- Richard Feilden (died 2005)