2003 in architecture
The year 2003 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.
- July 1 - Taipei 101 is topped out to become the tallest building in the world.
- December 20 - Triumph-Palace apartment building in Moscow becomes the highest building in Europe.
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- Daniel Libeskind's design, entitled Memory Foundations, is accepted for the World Trade Center site in New York.
- Demolition of the Department of the Environment Building (completed 1971) at Marsham Street, Westminster, London. A new five storey glass-faced Home Office building is being erected in its place.
- Nathaniel Kahn's film, My Architect: A Son's Journey, is nominated for the 2003 Academy Award for Documentary Feature.
- February 8 - New Salt Lake City Public Library (Utah), USA, designed by Moshe Safdie and VCBO Architecture.
- February 14 - L'Oceanogràfic marine park in Valencia, Spain, designed by Félix Candela, Alberto Domingo and Carlos Lázaro.
- March 30 - Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge across the Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, a cable-stayed bridge designed by Christian Menn, Theodore Zoli (from HNTB), W. Denney Pate (from FIGG) and Ruchu Hsu with Parsons Brinckerhoff, is opened northbound (southbound December 20).
- May - Fashion and Textile Museum in the London borough of Bermondsey, a warehouse conversion by Ricardo Legorreta.
- July 8 - Oscar Niemeyer Museum (Novo Museu) reopens in Curitiba, Brazil, originally designed by Oscar Niemeyer.
- September 4 - Selfridges store in Birmingham, England, designed by Czech-born British architect Jan Kaplický of Future Systems.
- September - Maggie's Centre, Dundee, Scotland, a drop-in cancer care centre; Frank Gehry's first work in the United Kingdom.
- October 23 - Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by Frank Gehry, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
- December 30 - Estádio Municipal de Braga, Portugal, designed by Eduardo Souto de Moura.
- Centre for Mathematical Sciences (Cambridge), designed by Edward Cullinan Architects.
- Corrour Lodge, Inverness-shire, Scotland, designed by Moshe Safdie.
- The Doughnut (Government Communications Headquarters), near Cheltenham, England.
- Eleanor Roosevelt College, University of California, San Diego, designed by Moshe Safdie.
- Kamačnik Bridge, Gorski Kotar, Croatia, designed by Zlatko Šavor and built by Konstruktor.
- Kista Science Tower, Stockholm, Sweden.
- Schaulager, Münchenstein, Switzerland, designed by Herzog & de Meuron.
- Pantages Tower, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, designed by Moshe Safdie and Core Architects.
- Park Pobedy station in the Moscow Metro system.
- Peabody Essex Museum new wing, designed by Moshe Safdie, opens in Salem, Massachusetts.
- Latino Cultural Center in Dallas, Texas, designed by Ricardo Legorreta.
- Taipei Treasure Hill designed by Marco Casagrande.
- Keller Estate Winery in Petaluma, California, designed by Ricardo Legorreta.
- Torre Mayor the tallest building in Mexico (2003-present).
- Architecture Firm Award - The Miller Hull Partnership
- Alvar Aalto Medal – Rogelio Salmona
- Driehaus Prize – Léon Krier
- Emporis Skyscraper Award - 30 St Mary Axe
- European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture (Mies van der Rohe Prize) – Zaha Hadid for Car Park and Terminus Hoenheim North
- Grand Prix de l'urbanisme - Michel Corajoud
- Mies van der Rohe Prize - Zaha Hadid
- Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate – Rem Koolhaas
- Pritzker Prize - Jørn Utzon
- Prix de l'Équerre d'Argent - Yves Lion and Claire Piguet, French Embassy in Beirut
- RAIA Gold Medal - Peter Corrigan
- RIAS Award for Architecture - Sutherland Hussey Architects for An Turas Ferry Shelter, Tiree
- Royal Gold Medal - Rafael Moneo
- Stirling Prize - Herzog & de Meuron, Laban dance centre
- Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture – Tod Williams and Billie Tsien
- Twenty-five Year Award - Design Research Headquarters Building
- March 3 - Peter Smithson, English architect (born 1923)
- March 6 - Sam Scorer, English architect (born 1923)
- April 10 - Abraham Zabludovsky, Polish-born Mexican architect (born 1924)
- May 5 - Sir Philip Powell, English architect (born 1921)
- May 27 - Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lankan architect (born 1919)
- August 10 - Cedric Price, English architect (born 1934)
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