1996 in architecture
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The year 1996 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.
- June 30 - The historic Sands Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, designed by architect Wayne McAllister, is demolished.
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- The Stirling Prize is instituted in memory of James Stirling. The first winner is Stephen Hodder for the Centenary Building, University of Salford, Greater Manchester (opened in the same year).
- Eden Project, Cornwall near St Austell is designed by Nicholas Grimshaw (completed 2001).
- The Pringle Richards Sharratt partnership is established in London.
- March 15 - Arken Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen, designed by Søren Robert Lund.
- May 26 - Hong Kong China Temple, Hong Kong (inaugurated).
- October 3 - Museum Tinguely in Basel, Switzerland, designed by Mario Botta.
- Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, Brazil, designed by Oscar Niemeyer.
- Fruit Museum, Yamanashi, Japan, designed by Itsuko Hasegawa.
- Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia, designed by Denton Corker Marshall.
- Shun Hing Square, Shenzhen, designed by K. Y. Cheung Design Associates, the tallest building in Asia until it is surpassed the following year.
- Therme Vals in Switzerland, designed by Peter Zumthor.
- The Dancing House (Nationale-Nederlanden building) in Prague, designed by Vlado Milunić with Frank Gehry.
- Maggie's Centre, Edinburgh, a drop-in cancer care centre; building conversion by Richard Murphy.
- American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal – Philip Johnson.
- Architecture Firm Award - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.
- European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture (Mies van der Rohe Prize) – Dominique Perrault for Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
- Grand prix national de l'architecture - Bernard Tschumi.
- Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate – Tadao Ando.
- Pritzker Prize - Rafael Moneo.
- Prix de l'Équerre d'Argent - Pierre-Louis Faloci.
- RAIA Gold Medal - Denton Corker Marshall.
- Royal Gold Medal - Harry Seidler.
- Stirling Prize - Stephen Hodder, Centenary Building, University of Salford.
- Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture – Jane Jacobs.
- Twenty-five Year Award - United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel.
- UIA Gold Medal – Rafael Moneo.
- February 14 - Alejandro de la Sota, Spanish architect (born 1913)
- May 19 - Roy Mason, American lecturer, writer, and futuristic architect (born 1938)
- July 27 - Dame Jane Drew, English modernist architect and town planner (born 1911)
- November 23 - Ralph Tubbs, British architect, designer of the Dome of Discovery at the Festival of Britain (born 1912)