1961 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.
December - Demolition of the
Euston Arch in London begins.
Archigram is founded as an avant-garde architectural group based at the Architectural Association, London, and publishes its manifesto Archigram I. It will work through hypothetical projects and an associated magazine. 
Ahrends, Burton and Koralek is formed as an architectural practice in London.
Building Design Partnership is formed in Preston, Lancashire.
St Eusebius' Church, Arnhem, Netherlands, is restored by Berend Tobia Boeyinga.  The first
apartment blocks in Hungary of (large Panelház panel building) construction are erected in Dunaújváros. Construction of
Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban (house of the national parliament of Bangladesh) in Dhaka, designed by Louis Kahn, begins.
Double tee beams are first used by Gene Leedy in constructing his own office at Winter Haven, Florida. 
Buildings opened [ edit ]
March 11 - Benton Park School, Leeds, England, designed by Sir John Burnet, Tait and Partners, formally opened.
May 17 - Guildford Cathedral, England, designed by Sir Edward Maufe, dedicated.
May 18 - The Henninger Turm in Frankfurt, Germany, designed by Karl Leiser, inaugurated. 
September 17 - The Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, United States, designed by Mitchell and Ritchey, is completed (demolished 2011-2012).
October 17 - The Kremlin Palace of Congresses in Moscow, Soviet Union, designed by a team led by M. Posokhin.
November 20 - Dungeness Lighthouse on the south coast of England, designed by Philip W. Hunt (engineer) and Ronald Ward and Partners (architects), illuminated.
December 17 - New Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church ( Gedächtniskirche) in Berlin, designed by Egon Eiermann, consecrated.
Buildings completed [ edit ]
December 8 - The Space Needle in Seattle, Washington, United States, designed by Edward Carlson, John Graham and Victor Steinbrueck. 
The Palazzo del Lavoro and Palazzetto dello sport in
Turin, designed by Pier Luigi Nervi.
One Chase Manhattan Plaza in New York City, United States, designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. The
Empress State Building in London, England, designed by Stone, Toms & Partners.
Brasenose College, Oxford, England, Staircases 16, 17 and 18, designed by Powell and Moya.
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, England, Wolfson Quadrangle library and entrance, designed by Raymond Erith.
Yokohama Marine Tower in Yokohama, Japan.
Chungking Mansions in Hong Kong, China.
Park Hill Flats, Sheffield, England, designed by Jack Lynn and Ivor Smith.  Keelson (house for
Olga Kennard), Hills Avenue, Cambridge, England, designed by Danish architect Eric Sørensen. 
Embassy of the United States, Baghdad, Iraq, designed by Josep Lluís Sert, is completed  (abandoned 1990). 
Michael Faraday Memorial at Elephant and Castle in London, designed by Rodney Gordon.
Service station with hyperbolic paraboloid concrete shell roof at Markham Moor, Nottinghamshire, England, designed by Sam Scorer.
Publications [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Sadler, Simon (2005). Archigram: architecture without architecture. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-69322-4.
^ "Arnhem (G): St. Eusebius". Archimon, The virtual museum of religious architecture in The Netherlands . Retrieved . 2015-10-06
^ "Building a Day: October 14, 2014". Center for Architecture Sarasota . Retrieved . 2015-04-26
^ "Lagersilo "Henninger Turm (in German). Frankfurt-Dokumentation zur Nachkriegszeit. 2005-05-07. Archived from "" the original on 2012-03-03 . Retrieved . 2012-06-17
^ Bill Speidel, Through the Eye of the Needle, Seattle: Nettle Creek, ISBN 0914890042. p. 6–7.
^ Harwood, Elain (2003). England: a Guide to Post-War Listed Buildings (rev. ed.). London: Batsford. ISBN 0-7134-8818-2.
^ Harwood, Elain (2017). "Keelson". In The Twentieth Century Society. 100 Houses 100 Years. London: Batsford. pp. 98–9. ISBN 978-1-84994-437-3.
^ Isenstadt, Samuel (February 1997). "Faith in a Better Future": Josep Luis Sert's American Embassy in Baghdad". . Journal of Architectural Education 50 (3): 172–88 . Retrieved . 2012-10-16
^ "U.S. Embassy in Baghdad". WikiArquitectura. 2010-11-24 . Retrieved . 2012-10-16
^ Rehorst, Chris (Christiaan M. Rehorst; 1983). Jan Buijs, architect van de Volharding: de architectuur van het bureau Ir. J.W.E. Buijs en J.B. Lürsen. Cahiers van het Nederlands Documentatiecentrum voor de Bouwkunst, 4. The Hague: Staatsuitgeverij. ISBN 978-90-12-03890-4 (thesis).