2015 in architecture

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The year 2015 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.

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Events

2020 Summer Olympics Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo

The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and commonly known as Tokyo 2020, is an upcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020.

Zaha Hadid Iraqi-British architect

Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid was an Iraqi-British architect.

November 4 is the 308th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 57 days remaining until the end of the year.

World heritage

Speicherstadt Part of Hamburg

The Speicherstadt in Hamburg, Germany is the largest warehouse district in the world where the buildings stand on timber-pile foundations, oak logs, in this particular case. It is located in the port of Hamburg—within the HafenCity quarter—and was built from 1883 to 1927.

Hamburg City in Germany

Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany with a population of over 1.8 million.

Chilehaus Building in Hamburg, Germany

The Chilehaus is a ten-story office building in Hamburg, Germany. It is located in the Kontorhausviertel. It is an exceptional example of the 1920s Brick Expressionism style of architecture. This large angular building is located on a site of approximately 6,000m², spanning the Fischertwiete Street in Hamburg. It was designed by the German architect Fritz Höger and finished in 1924.

Buildings completed/opened

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Shanghai Tower
Antarctica
Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station Antarctic base in Brazil

The Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station is a permanent Antarctic research station named after the Brazilian Navy Commander Luís Antônio de Carvalho Ferraz, who visited Antarctica many times with the British exploration team and managed to convince his government to create a self-guided Brazilian Antarctic Program.

Australia

January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 344 days remaining until the end of the year.

Brooke Street Pier

The Brooke Street Pier is a floating pontoon building at Sullivans Cove in the waterfront area of the city of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It was constructed in 2014–15 at a cost of A$13 million. It weighs 5,300 tonnes and was Australia's largest floating building upon completion. It is connected to the Hobart shore at Franklin Wharf, near the base of Brooke Street. Primarily a ferry terminal, the architect has described it as a "tourism transport hub".

MPavilion

MPavilion is a temporary pavilion in Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne, erected annually since 2014. The event is sponsored by philanthropist Naomi Milgrom. Initially the project was planned for four years, but later it was extended by another two, until 2019. It is used for various art events, after which each pavilion is gifted to the city and moved to a permanent location.

Brazil

December 17 is the 351st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 14 days remaining until the end of the year.

Museum of Tomorrow

The Museum of Tomorrow is a science museum in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was designed by Spanish neofuturistic architect Santiago Calatrava, and built next to the waterfront at Pier Maua. Its construction was supported by the Roberto Marinho Foundation and cost approximately 230 million reais. The building was opened on December 17, 2015, with President Dilma Rousseff in attendance.

Rio de Janeiro Second-most populous municipality in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area and the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's third-most populous state. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea", by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 as a Cultural Landscape.

China

September 6 is the 249th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 116 days remaining until the end of the year.

Shanghai Tower megatall skyscraper in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai

The Shanghai Tower is a 632-metre (2,073 ft), 128-story megatall skyscraper in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. It shares the record of having the world's highest observation deck within a building or structure at 562 m, and the 2nd world's fastest elevators at a top speed of 20.5 metres per second. It is the world's second-tallest building by height to architectural top. However, the title of the world's fastest elevator now belongs to the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, with a top speed of 21 metres per second achieved in 2017. Designed by international design firm Gensler and owned by the Shanghai city government, it is the tallest of the world's first triple-adjacent super-tall buildings in Pudong, the other two being the Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Centre. Its tiered construction, designed for high energy efficiency, provides nine separate zones divided between office, retail and leisure use.

France
Germany
Italy
Malta
Peru
Russia
Singapore
United Kingdom
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Whitney Museum, New York
United States
Zimbabwe

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Deaths

Exhibitions


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Amanda Levete British architect

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MAXXI museum in Rome, Italy

MAXXI is a national museum of contemporary art and architecture in the Flaminio neighborhood of Rome, Italy. The museum is managed by a foundation created by the Italian ministry of cultural heritage. The building was designed by Zaha Hadid, and won the Stirling Prize of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2010.

The year 2010 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.

The year 2011 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.

AKT II is a London based firm of structural and civil engineering consultants. It was founded as Adams Kara Taylor in 1996 by Hanif Kara, Albert Williamson-Taylor and Robin Adams. Now numbering over 250 employees, it is one of the largest structural engineers in London.

The year 2012 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.

The year 2013 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.

The year 2014 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.

The Jane Drew Prize is an architecture award given annually by the Architects' Journal to a person showing innovation, diversity and inclusiveness in architecture. It is named after the English modernist architect Jane Drew.

The year 2017 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.

The year 2019 in architecture is expected to involve some significant architectural events and new buildings.

The year 2016 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.

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