2018 in architecture
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The year 2018 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.
Buildings and structures
- Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge opened October 23.
- Goldin Finance 117, Tianjin, the third tallest building in China, designed by P & T Group and ECADI, projected for completion.
- Fjordenhus, Kirk Kapital headquarters, on Vejle Fjord, designed by Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann, completed.
- Sir John Monash Centre in Villers-Bretonneux officially opened April 24.
- Musée de la Romanité, Nîmes
- Hong Kong
- Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge opened October 23.
- Ureddplassen public toilet, designed by Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter + Landskapsfabrikken, opened.
- Russia2019 in architecture
- Crimean Bridge between Crimea and Russia, the longest bridge in Europe, the road section of the bridge opened May 16.
- Lakhta Center, in St. Petersburg, the tallest building in Europe, commissioning begins June 27.
- Weiwuying (National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts), Kaohsiung, designed by Mecanoo, opened October 13.
- Istanbul New Airport with the future world’s largest terminal, officially opened October 29.
- Chernobyl New Safe Confinement projected for completion December.
- United Kingdom
- Storey's Field Community Centre and Nursery for the University of Cambridge at Eddington, designed by Stuart McKnight of MUMA (McInnes Usher McKnight Architects), completed c. March.
- The Hubert Perrodo Building at St Peter's College, Oxford, by Design Engine Architects, officially opened March 13.
- Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries in Westminster Abbey, London, designed by MUMA (McInnes Usher McKnight Architects) and Max Fordham, opened to public June 11.
- V&A Museum of Design Dundee in Dundee, Scotland, designed by Kengo Kuma, opened September 15.
- Coal Drops Yard at King's Cross Central in London, conversion of industrial premises to retail development by Thomas Heatherwick, opened October 26.
- Gloucester Bus Station, designed by Building Design Partnership, opened October 26–28.
- Nevill Holt Opera within 17th century stable block, designed by Witherford Watson Mann, opened June 14.
- Wittering House, Finsbury Park, home for self by Charles Bettes of GPad London, completed.
- United States
- Amazon Spheres in Seattle, designed by NBBJ, opened January 30.
- Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU in Richmond, Virginia designed by Steven Holl opened April 21.
- 3 World Trade Center in New York City, designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, opened June 11.
- January 9 – Church of St. Lambertus, Immerath, Germany, demolished.
- June 15 – Second major fire at Glasgow School of Art.
- August 14 – Ponte Morandi, Genoa, collapses.
- 26 May until 25 November - The 16th Venice Biennale of Architecture in Venice, Italy
- 15 July until 13 January 2019 - "Towards a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia 1948-1980" at MOMA in New York City.
- AIA Gold Medal – James Stewart Polshek
- Architecture Firm Award AIA – Snow Kreilich Architects
- Lawrence Israel Prize - Annabelle Selldorf
- Pritzker Architecture Prize – Balkrishna Doshi
- Prix Versailles Shops & Stores – Apple Orchard Road (Singapore, Singapore) / Foster and Partners (United Kingdom)
- Prix Versailles Shopping Malls – Watermark Westquay (Southampton, United Kingdom) / acme, Hammerson (United Kingdom)
- Prix Versailles Hotels – Amanyangyun (Shanghai, China) / Kerry Hill Architects (Singapore)
- Prix Versailles Restaurants – Ixi'im (Chocholá Municipality, Mexico) / Central de proyectos SCP, Paulina Morán (Mexico)
- RAIA Gold Medal – Alexander Tzannes
- RIBA Royal Gold Medal – Neave Brown
- Stirling Prize – Foster and Partners for Bloomberg London
- January 7 – Aydın Boysan, 96, Turkish architect
- January 9 – Neave Brown, 88, American-born British architect
- January 17 – Ted McCoy, 92, New Zealand architect
- February 18 – Ivor Smith, 93, English architect
- February 19 – Teresa Gisbert Carbonell, 91, Bolivian architect and art historian
- February 20 – Lionel March, 84, British architect and mathematician
- February 22 – Serban Cantacuzino, 90, French-born Romanian-British architect
- April 26 – David Mitchell, 77, New Zealand architect
- May 12 – Will Alsop, 70, British architect
- May 18 – Tom Wolfe, 88, American author and architecture critic (From Bauhaus to Our House)
- May 28 – Wang Da-hong, 100, Chinese born Taiwanese architect
- August 19 - Rafael Calventi, 92, Dominican architect and diplomat
- August 26 - Kerry Hill, 75, Australian architect
- September 13 - Shlomo Aronson, 81, Israeli landscape architect
- September 18 - Robert Venturi, 93, American architect, Pritzker Prize winner (1991) and co-author with Denise Scott Brown of Learning from Las Vegas
- October 11 - Paul Andreu, 80, French architect (Osaka Maritime Museum)
- November 24 - Gene Leedy, 90, American architect
- December 27 - Jean Dumontier, 83, Canadian-Quebecois architect and artist (the Montreal Metro stations Jean-Drapeau and Longueuil-Université-de-Sherbrooke)
- Connolly, Kate (2018-06-08). "Disorientating and playful, Eliasson's first building 'grows' from Danish fjord". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
- Crowe, David (2018-04-24). "'We must remember': PM opens $100m Monash centre in France". The Sydney Morning Herald. Australia. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
- Siggins, Lorna (2018-02-21). "First look: Galway's new art-house cinema, a 'beautiful tower of song'". The Irish Times. Dublin. Retrieved 2018-08-13.
- Morris, Hugh (2018-03-28). "Norway has just opened the world's most beautiful public loo". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
- Wainwright, Oliver (2018-10-20). "Grand vision: The world's biggest arts venue opens in Taiwan". The Guardian (53545). London. p. 19. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
- "Storey's Field Centre". North West Cambridge Development. 2018-03-29. Retrieved 2018-06-22.
- "Hubert Perrodo Building shortlisted for RIBA Awards 2018". Design Engine. 2018-03-21. Retrieved 2018-05-18.
- Wills, Kate (2018-10-18). "Coal Drops Yard is London's new eating, shopping and playing paradise". Evening Standard. London. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
- "Nevill Holt Opera Opens A New Theatre". Nevill Holt Opera. 2018-06-19. Retrieved 2019-01-18.
- Carrell, Severin; Brooks, Libby; Rawlinson, Kevin (2018-06-16). "'Heartbreaking': fire guts Glasgow School of Art for the second time". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2018-06-16.