1996 in architecture
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The year 1996 in architecture involved some significant events.
- March 15 - Arken Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen, designed by Søren Robert Lund, opens.
- Eden Project, Cornwall near St Austell designed by Nicholas Grimshaw (completed 2001).
- Oscar Niemeyer completes the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum in Brazil.
- Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre by architects Denton Corker Marshall is completed in Melbourne
- Museum Tinguely in Basel, designed by Mario Botta, opens.
- Shun Hing Square by architects K.Y. Cheung Design Associates is completed in Shenzhen, marking it the tallest building in Asia until it is surpassed the following year.
- Therme Vals in Switzerland, designed by Peter Zumthor, is completed.
- The Dancing House (Nationale-Nederlanden building) in Prague, designed by Vlado Milunić with Frank Gehry, is completed.
- Maggie's Centre, Edinburgh, a drop-in cancer care centre; building conversion by Richard Murphy.
- The Stirling Prize is instituted in memory of James Stirling. The first winner is Stephen Hodder for the Centenary Building, University of Salford, Greater Manchester (opened this year).
- June 30 - The historic Sands Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, designed by architect Wayne McAllister, is demolished.
- American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal – Philip Johnson
- Architecture Firm Award - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.
- Grand prix national de l'architecture - Bernard Tschumi.
- Pritzker Prize - Rafael Moneo.
- Prix de l'Équerre d'Argent - Pierre-Louis Faloci.
- RAIA Gold Medal - Denton Corker Marshall.
- Royal Gold Medal - Harry Seidler.
- Stirling Prize - Stephen Hodder, Centenary Building, University of Salford.
- Twenty-five Year Award - United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel.
- UIA Gold Medal – Rafael Moneo.
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