1999 in architecture
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The year 1999 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.
- April 19 - The Bundestag holds its first meeting at the Reichstag building in Berlin (following a redesign by Norman Foster) since 1933.
- March - Pero's Bridge in Bristol, England, designed by Eilis O'Connell with Ove Arup & Partners.
- October 8 - The new Embassy of the United States, Ottawa, Canada, designed by David Childs, is dedicated by President Bill Clinton.
- December - Burj al Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
- December 31
- March - Main Tower in Frankfurt, Germany.
- Jewish Museum, Berlin, designed by Daniel Libeskind.
- Lille Cathedral in France (Basilica of Notre Dame de la Treille), begun in 1854.
- Great Court of the British Museum, redesigned by Norman Foster.
- Maretas Museum, Lanzarote, designed by Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue.
- Conde Nast Building in Manhattan, New York City, United States.
- Jubilee Line Extension of the London Underground Jubilee line.
- Lord's Media Centre in London by Future Systems.
- Melbourne Museum by architects Denton Corker Marshall, Melbourne, Australia.
- The Lighthouse (Glasgow), a conversion by Page\Park Architects of John Keppie's offices for The Glasgow Herald, opens as Scotland's Centre for Architecture, Design and the City.
- Contact Theatre in Manchester, England, rebuilt by Alan Short and Associates.
- House at La Clota, Barcelona, Catalonia, designed by Benedetta Tagliabue.
- AIA Gold Medal - Frank Gehry.
- Architecture Firm Award - Perkins and Will.
- Grand Prix de l'urbanisme - Philippe Panerai and Nathan Starkman.
- Grand prix national de l'architecture - Massimiliano Fuksas.
- Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate – Fumihiko Maki
- Pritzker Architecture Prize - Norman Foster.
- Prix de l'Académie d'Architecture de France - Jean Nouvel.
- RAIA Gold Medal - Richard Leplastrier.
- Royal Gold Medal - Barcelona.
- Stirling Prize - Future Systems, Lord's Media Centre.
- Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture – Richard Rogers.
- Twenty-five Year Award - John Hancock Center.
- UIA Gold Medal – Ricardo Legorreta Vilchis.
- Vincent Scully Prize - Vincent Scully.
- January 14 - Aldo van Eyck, Dutch Structuralist architect (born 1918)
- January 23 - Jay Pritzker, US entrepreneur, founder of the Pritzker Architecture Prize (born 1922)
- August 15 - Sir Hugh Casson, British architect, interior designer, artist, writer and broadcaster on 20th-century design (born 1910)
- October 27 - Charlotte Perriand, French architect and designer (born 1903)