1964 in architecture
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The year 1964 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.
- April - Donauturm (Danube Tower) in Vienna, Austria, designed by Hannes Lintl, opened.
- October - Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Kenzō Tange for the 1964 Summer Olympics, opened.
- October 16 - St Catherine's College, Oxford, designed by Arne Jacobsen, opened.
- October 17 - Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra, Australia, designed by Walter Burley Griffin (died 1937), opened.
- November 21
- December 28 - Kyoto Tower in Kyoto, Japan, designed by Makoto Tanahashi, opened.
- July 15 - The Post Office Tower in London (now known as the BT Tower), designed by Eric Bedford and G. R. Yeats, is topped out.
- date unknown
- Tour de la Bourse in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is completed and becomes the tallest building in the British Commonwealth (1964-1967).
- Prudential Tower in Boston, United States.
- The Erieview Tower in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States, is completed as part of the Erieview urban renewal plan.
- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art new building, designed by William Pereira.
- Founders Tower (Oklahoma City).
- Casino Tower in Niagara Falls.
- Rohm and Haas Corporate Headquarters in Philadelphia, United States, designed by Pietro Belluschi and George M. Ewing Co.
- Fernmeldeturm Berlin in Berlin, Germany, is completed after 3 years.
- The Fernmeldeturm Ulm-Ermingen in Ulm-Ermingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
- Pääskyvuoren linkkitorni in Turku, Finland.
- The Ušće Tower in Belgrade, Serbia (destroyed in 1999 by NATO airstrikes, but reconstructed in 2004).
- The Royal College of Physicians in London, designed by Denys Lasdun.
- Swiss Cottage Central Library for the London Borough of Camden, designed by Sir Basil Spence.
- The Economist Group headquarters in the City of London, designed by Peter and Alison Smithson.
- The Snowdon Aviary, London Zoo, designed by Lord Snowdon, Cedric Price and Frank Newby, is completed.
- St. Mary's Cathedral, Tokyo, Japan (Roman Catholic), designed by Kenzō Tange, is completed.
- Synagogue for Belfast Hebrew Congregation (Northern Ireland) designed by Eugene Rosenberg of Yorke Rosenberg Mardall.
- Extension to the Ulster Museum, Belfast, designed in Brutalist style by Francis Pym, completed.
- The Smithsonian Institution's Museum of History and Technology in Washington, D.C., designed by McKim, Mead & White, opens to the public (January 23).
- Fondation Maeght museum of modern art at Saint-Paul-de-Vence in the Alpes-Maritimes of France, designed by Spanish Catalan architect Josep Lluís Sert, is opened (July 28).
- AIA Gold Medal - Pier Luigi Nervi.
- Architecture Firm Award - The Architects Collaborative.
- RAIA Gold Medal - Cobden Parkes.
- Royal Gold Medal - Maxwell Fry.
- Prix de Rome, architecture - Bernard Schoebel.
- Rome Prize Fellowship at American Academy in Rome - Charles O. Perry.
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- February 3 - Albert Richardson, English architect, writer, and Professor of Architecture (born 1880)
- March 28 - Vlastislav Hofman, Czech artist and architect (born 1884)
- June 26 - Gerrit Rietveld, Dutch furniture designer and architect (born 1888)
- July 17 - Maurice Glaize, French architect and archeologist (born 1886)
- July 23 - Arkady Mordvinov, Soviet Stalinist architect (born 1896)
- November 5 - Percy Erskine Nobbs, Montreal Arts & Crafts architect (born 1875)
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