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The year 2011 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.
- February 6 – Cambodian officials claim that "a wing" of the Preah Vihear Temple (11th century) has collapsed due to an alleged Thai bombardment in the Cambodian–Thai border dispute.
- May – Broadcaster BBC North begins its move into Bridge House, Dock House and Quay House, designed by Wilkinson Eyre, at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, England.
- June 15 – St Paul's Cathedral in London completes its 15-year £40 million restoration project of cleaning and repair, among the largest such projects ever undertaken in the United Kingdom.
- November – The fourth World Architecture Festival is held in Barcelona.
- November 3–11 – Typhoon Haiyan causes widespread destruction in Southeast Asia. Among buildings seriously damaged is Guiuan Church in the Philippines.
- January 11 – Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida, United States, designed by HOK.
- January 21 – Museum of Old and New Art, on the Berriedale peninsula in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, designed by Nonda Katsalidis.
- January 25 – New World Center, home of the New World Symphony Orchestra, at Miami Beach, Florida, designed by Frank Gehry.
- February 10 — The Granoff Center for the Creative Arts at Brown University, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro
- February 28 – Museo Soumaya in Mexico City, designed by Fernando Romero.
- March 1 – Media City Footbridge across the Manchester Ship Canal at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, England, designed by Gifford and Wilkinson Eyre Architects.
- April 16 – Turner Contemporary art gallery, in Margate, Kent, England, designed by David Chipperfield.
- May 1 – New Lyric Theatre, Belfast, designed by O'Donnell & Tuomey of Dublin.
- May 21 – The Hepworth Wakefield art gallery, West Yorkshire, England, designed by David Chipperfield.
- May 31 – Ponte della Musica-Armando Trovajoli across the Tiber in Rome, Italy, designed by BuroHappold Engineering and Powell-Williams Architects.
- June – Windmill Hill archive centre, Waddesdon, England, designed by Stephen Marshall.
- June 16 – Gothenburg Mosque, Sweden.
- June 20 – Riverside Museum, the new development of the Glasgow Museum of Transport in Scotland, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.
- June 25 – Peace Bridge across the River Foyle in Derry, Northern Ireland, designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects.
- July 19 – New Museum of Liverpool, at Liverpool Pier Head, England, designed by architects 3XN and engineers Buro Happold.
- August 27 – Rustavi Sioni, church in Rustavi, Georgia, designed by Besarion Menabde, Nikoloz Abashidze and Nikolos Dadiani (consecration date).
- September – firstsite new art gallery, Colchester, England, designed by Rafael Viñoly.
- September 11 – National September 11 Memorial, Reflecting Absence, on the World Trade Center site in New York City, USA, designed by architect Michael Arad with landscape architect Peter Walker (dedication date).
- September 13 – Westfield Stratford City shopping mall, Stratford, London.
- October 12 – Royal Opera House Muscat opens in Muscat, Oman.
- October 20 — The Human Ecology Building at Cornell University is dedicated. Designed by Gruzen-Samton Architects (IBI Group).
- December 21 – Capital Gate skyscraper hotel and office building, in Abu Dhabi.
- January – City of Westminster College, Paddington Green Campus, London, designed by schmidt hammer lassen architects.
- March 29 – London Olympic Stadium, designed by Populous.
- July 6 – Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower, the tallest building in Panama and Latin America.
- July 27 – London Aquatics Centre, designed by Zaha Hadid.
- October 20 — Milstein Hall at Cornell University, designed by Rem Koolhaas
- October 28 – ArcelorMittal Orbit, designed by Anish Kapoor with Cecil Balmond, erected at Olympic Park, London.
- November – Canada Water Library in London Docklands, designed by Piers Gough of CZWG.
- dates unknown
- N M Rothschild & Sons' New Court banking headquarters in the City of London, designed by Rem Koolhaas's OMA, completed.
- Brockholes Visitor Centre, a floating wooden nature reserve centre designed by Adam Khan of Arca, opens near Preston, Lancashire, England.
- Eighth Avenue Place East in Calgary, Alberta
- Maggie's Centres, drop-in cancer care centres in Great Britain
- Temporary Serpentine Pavilion in London, designed by Peter Zumthor.
- Folly for a Flyover, a 'pop-up' temporary arts centre in East London, England, designed by Assemble.
- New Hospital Pavilion, University of Chicago Medical Center, designed by Rafael Viñoly, projected for completion.
- University of Arizona Science Center, Tucson, designed by Rafael Viñoly, projected for completion.
- The Crystal, Copenhagen, Denmark (part of Nykredit headquarters), designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects.
- Kravis Center, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California, designed by Rafael Viñoly, projected for completion.
- AIA Gold Medal – Fumihiko Maki
- Architecture Firm Award – BNIM Architects
- Carbuncle Cup – MediaCityUK
- Emporis Skyscraper Award – 8 Spruce Street New York City designed by Frank Gehry
- European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture (Mies van der Rohe Prize) – David Chipperfield
- Grand Prix de l'urbanisme – Michel Desvigne
- Lawrence Israel Prize – David Rockwell
- LEAF Award, Overall Winner – OBR Open Building Research
- Praemium Imperiale Architecture Award – Ricardo Legorreta
- Pritzker Architecture Prize – Eduardo Souto de Moura
- Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture – Robert A. M. Stern
- RAIA Gold Medal – Graeme Gunn
- RIBA Royal Gold Medal – David Chipperfield
- Stirling Prize – Zaha Hadid (for the second year running)
- Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture – Maya Lin
- International Union of Architects UIA Gold Medal – Álvaro Siza Vieira
- AIA Twenty-five Year Award – John Hancock Tower designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
- UIA Gold Medal – Álvaro Siza Vieira
- Vincent Scully Prize – William K. Reilly
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- June 6
- September 17 – Colin Madigan, Australian architect (born 1921)
- September 27 – Imre Makovecz, Hungarian architect (born 1935)
- October 2 – Efraín Recinos, Guatemalan architect (born 1928)
- October 5 – Enver Faja, Albanian architect (born 1934)
- October 24 – Bruno Weber, Swiss architect (born 1931)
- November 25 – Karel Hubacek, Czech architect (born 1924)
- December 12 – Gene Summers, American architect (born 1928)
- December 26 – Kiyonori Kikutake, Japanese architect, co-founder of the Metabolist group. (born 1928)
- December 27 – Anne Tyng, American architect (born 1920)
- December 30 – Ricardo Legorreta, Mexican architect, UIA Gold Medalist (born 1931)
- "Preah Vihear temple shelled in clashes between Cambodia and Thai". Beijing: News.xinhuanet.com. 2011-02-07. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-10. Thai officials claim that the temple sustained only minor damage.
- "BBC North". Wilkinson Eyre Architects. Archived from the original on 2012-04-23. Retrieved 2011-12-26.
- "St Paul's Cathedral completes £40m restoration project". BBC News. London. 2011-06-15. Archived from the original on 2011-06-17. Retrieved 2018-05-28.
- Hawthorne, Christopher (2011-01-24). "Architecture review: Frank Gehry's New World Center in Miami Beach". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
- Baum, Deborah (25 January 2011). "The Granoff Center for the Creative Arts opens at Brown". Brown University. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
Brown University will officially open the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts Feb. 10, 2011
- "Museo Soumaya in Mexico City gets asymmetrical new building". Wired. 26 November 2010. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
- "Carlos Slim: At home with the world's richest man". The Daily Telegraph. London. 21 February 2011.
- Casey, Nicholas (3 March 2011). "Emperor's New Museum". The Wall Street Journal. New York. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
- "Mexico's Carlos Slim Builds a Dazzling Art Palace". Business Week. New York. 26 January 2010.
- Tuckman, Jo (2 March 2011). "Mexican billionaire's new museum gives The Thinker much to ponder". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
- "Carlos Slim's Museo Soumaya: Money Can't Buy Taste". ArtInfo. April 12, 2011.
- Higgins, Charlotte (10 April 2011). "Amid tough times, gallery building boom brings hope for the future". The Guardian. London. p. 11.
- Moore, Rowan (2011-12-11). "Architecture". The Observer. London. p. 21 (The New Review).
- "Whistle down the windmill". World Architecture News. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
- "Museum of Liverpool schedule and key dates". National Museums Liverpool. Retrieved 2011-07-19.
- Boscia, Ted (11 October 2011). "Human Ecology Building advances science and design". Ithaca, New York: Cornell University. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
The building, which will be officially dedicated Oct. 20 with a ribbon cutting, was designed by the architecture firm Gruzen Samton
- Ouroussoff, Nicolai (2011-02-09). "Downtown Skyscraper For the Digital Age". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
- "Sunset Chapel in Acapulco, Mexico". eVolo. 2011-03-02. Retrieved 2015-04-10.
- Aloi, Daniel (13 October 2011). "Milstein Hall now complete with state-of-the-art auditorium". Cornell University. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
- Moore, Rowan (2011-12-04). "Canada Water library – review". The Observer. London. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
- Moore, Rowan (2011-11-27). "An office that's right on the money". The Observer. London. p. 42 (The New Review).
- Moore, Rowan (2011-05-01). "Brockholes nature reserve visitor centre – review". The Observer. London. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
- Glancey, Jonathan (2011-06-27). "Swiss-made Serpentine pavilion presents garden of tranquility". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
- 日本を代表する建築家、菊竹清訓氏が死去 ８３歳 建築運動「メタボリズム」をリード (in Japanese). MSN. 2012-01-05. Archived from the original on 30 April 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012.