1960 in architecture
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The year 1960 in architecture involved some significant events.
- April 21 - Brasília is inaugurated as Brazil's new capital city, with many public buildings designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Lúcio Costa was the principal urban planner and Roberto Burle Marx was the landscape designer.
- Construction of the Tour Telus in Montreal, Quebec begins.
- Little Houses Improvement Scheme launched by the National Trust for Scotland to promote conservation of vernacular architecture.
- January 13 - Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory in Shamakhi, Azerbaijan.
- April 12 - Candlestick Park on the shore of San Francisco Bay, designed by architect John Bolles.
- May 25 - Teatro General San Martín in Buenos Aires, the first major project by Argentine architect Mario Roberto Álvarez.
- June 3 - Pier Theatre, Bournemouth, England, designed by Elisabeth Scott.
- August - Ongryu Bridge on the Taedong River in Pyongyang, North Korea.
- American Embassy London Chancery Building, designed by Eero Saarinen.
- Climatron geodesic dome at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, designed by R. Buckminster Fuller.
- The Chemosphere, a house designed by American architect John Lautner, in the Hollywood Hills, California.
- Euromast in Rotterdam, Netherlands, from the design by Hugh Maaskant.
- Broxbourne and Harlow Town railway stations on the Eastern Region of British Railways.
- Finlyandsky Rail Terminal is rebuilt in St. Petersburg, Russia.
- Hooper House II, by architect Marcel Breuer, in Baltimore, Maryland.
- Mabel McDowell Elementary School in Columbus, Indiana, designed by architect John Carl Warnecke.
- Rutherford School, Paddington, London, designed by architects Leonard Manasseh and Ian Baker.
- Mirante do Vale in the Central Zone of São Paulo, the tallest building in Brazil, designed by engineer Waldomiro Zarzur.
- Napoli Centrale railway station and PalaLottomatica sports arena, by Italian engineer Pier Luigi Nervi, and others.
- Pirelli Tower in Milan, Italy, designed by architect Gio Ponti, with Pier Luigi Nervi and Arturo Danusso.
- SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen, with building and furnishings designed by Arne Jacobsen.
- Ducor Intercontinental Hotel in Monrovia, Liberia, designed by Moshe Mayer.
- Sainte Marie de La Tourette near Lyon, France, designed by Le Corbusier and Iannis Xenakis for the Dominican Order.
- Cristo Obrero y Nuestra Señora de Lourdes, Estación Atlántida, Uruguay, designed by Eladio Dieste.
- St Paul's, Bow Common, London, designed by Robert Maguire and Keith Murray.
- William L. Slayton House in the Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C., designed by I. M. Pei.
- AIA Gold Medal - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
- Grand Prix de Rome, architecture - Jean-Claude Bernard.
- RAIA Gold Medal - Leslie Wilkinson.
- RIBA Royal Gold Medal - Pier Luigi Nervi.
- Knighthood - Basil Spence.
- July 9 - Bill Dunster, British architect and founder of Zedfactory
- September 9 - Sean Godsell, Australian footballer and architect
- February 3 - Basil Bramston Hooper, New Zealand architect (born 1876)
- February 8 - Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, English architect best known for Liverpool Cathedral and Battersea Power Station (born 1880)
- March 26 - W. Curtis Green, English architect (born 1875)
- March 27 - Holger Jacobsen, Danish architect best known for Stærekassen (born 1876)
- May 1 - Charles Holden, English architect best known for London Underground stations (born 1875)
- May 19 - Marcello Piacentini, Italian architect and urban theorist (born 1881)
- August 22 - Tage William-Olsson, Swedish architect and town planning architect of Gothenburg (born 1888)
- December 2 - Fritz August Breuhaus, German architect, interior designer and designer (born 1883)
- December 14
- date unknown - Gilbert Stanley Underwood, American architect best known for his National Park lodges (born 1880)
- "평양 옥류교 건설 뒷얘기 [The story after the construction of Pyongyang's Okryu Bridge]", The Daily NK