2004 in architecture
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The year 2004 in architecture involved some significant events.
- April 28 - 30 St Mary Axe in the City of London (the Swiss Re building), designed by Norman Foster, is completed.
- May 1 - Europa Tower in Vilnius, Lithuania, the tallest building in the Baltic States (2004-present), is opened.
- May 8 - Forum Building, by Herzog & de Meuron, inaugurated in Barcelona during the opening ceremony of the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures.
- May 23 - Seattle Central Library, designed by Rem Koolhaas, is opened to the public.
- September - Sharp Centre for Design, Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, designed by Will Alsop of Alsop Architects, is completed.
- October - Jazz at Lincoln Center performance venue in New York City, designed by Rafael Viñoly, is opened.
- October 9 - Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh, by Enric Miralles, opened.
- October 14 - Lewis Glucksman Gallery at University College Cork, Ireland, designed by O'Donnell & Tuomey, is opened.
- November 18 - Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, by James Polshek, is opened.
- November 20 - Expansion and renovation of New York's Museum of Modern Art designed by Yoshio Taniguchi.
- November 28 - Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, Wales, designed by Jonathan Adams of Percy Thomas Partnership, is opened.
- December 14 - Millau Viaduct, by Norman Foster, at Millau, France is opened.
- December 17 - The Sage Gateshead, a concert hall designed by Foster and Partners, opens in North East England.
- December 31 - Taipei 101 is opened in Taiwan, and remains one of the tallest buildings in the world.
- Netherlands Embassy in Berlin opened, designed by Rem Koolhaas.
- The Chongqing World Trade Center in Chongqing, China is topped out in a ceremony.
- 30 Hudson Street, New Jersey, USA (the Goldman Sachs Tower), Jersey City's tallest building at 238 metres, is completed.
- Reconstruction of Kingswood School, Dulwich, London, by De Rijke Marsh Morgan is completed.
- January 28 - Transformation AGO: The Art Gallery of Ontario announces that Frank Gehry has designed a renovation and expansion of the gallery. Supposedly in the shape of an ice skate, the change is met with opposition by frequent benefactor Kenneth Thomson.
- March 24 - Demolition of the Brutalist Tricorn Centre in Portsmouth, England (1966) begins.
- June - Plans for The Cloud, a "Fourth Grace" at Liverpool Pier Head in England by Will Alsop, are abandoned.
- AIA Gold Medal - Samuel Mockbee (awarded posthumously).
- Architecture Firm Award - Lake Flato Architects.
- Driehaus Prize – Demetri Porphyrios
- Emporis Skyscraper Award - Taipei 101.
- Grand prix national de l'architecture - Patrick Berger.
- Grand Prix de l'urbanisme - Christian de Portzamparc.
- Praemium Imperiale Architecture Award – Oscar Niemeyer.
- Pritzker Prize - Zaha Hadid.
- Prix de l'Académie d'Architecture de France - Shigeru Ban.
- Prix de l'Équerre d'Argent - Antoinette Robain and Claire Guieysse, for the Centre National de la Danse de Pantin.
- RIAS Award for Architecture - Elder and Cannon Architects for St. Aloysius' College's Clavius Building, Glasgow.
- RAIA Gold Medal - Gregory Burgess.
- Royal Gold Medal - Rem Koolhaas.
- Stirling Prize - 30 St Mary Axe, London by Foster and Partners.
- Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture – Peter Walker.
- Vincent Scully Prize - Aga Khan.
- Twenty-five Year Award - East Building, National Gallery of Art
- May 27 - Sigrid Lorenzen Rupp, German American architect (born 1943)
- September 12 - Max Abramovitz, American architect (born 1908)
- Ward, David (2004-07-20). "Liverpool scraps plans for Cloud: Spiralling cost and design change end ambitious waterfront project". The Guardian. London.
- "Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture - Recipients". Notre Dame School of Architecture. Retrieved 2014-04-05.