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2015 in architecture
The year 2015 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.
- July – The Japanese government announces it is abandoning the original plans for a new National Olympic Stadium (Tokyo) for the 2020 Summer Olympics based on a design by Zaha Hadid.
- November 4–6 – The eighth annual World Architecture Festival is held in Singapore.
- 5 July – The Speicherstadt and Kontorhausviertel in Hamburg (including Chilehaus, an exceptional example of Brick Expressionism), are listed as a World Heritage Site.
- March – Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station, designed by Estúdio 41, scheduled to commence operation.
- January 21 – Brooke Street Pier, Hobart, Tasmania.
- MPavilion (pop-up structure), Melbourne, designed by Amanda Levete's AL A.
- September 6 – Shanghai Tower in Shanghai, the tallest building in China and the second-tallest in the world, is completed.
- March 18 – European Central Bank HQ in Frankfurt.
- May 9 – Propsteikirche, Leipzig, designed by Schulz und Schulz, consecrated.
- October 23 – German Football Museum in Dortmund opened.
- Australian Pavilion for Venice Biennale of Architecture 2016, designed by Denton Corker Marshall, built.
- UTEC (Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología), Lima, designed by Grafton Architects with Shell Arquitectos.
- March 10 – Learning Hub at Nanyang Technological University, designed by Thomas Heatherwick, opened.
- November 24 – National Gallery Singapore, designed by Studio Milou Architecture, projected for opening.
- United Kingdom
- January – Darbishire Place social housing for the Peabody Trust in London, designed by Níall McLaughlin Architects.
- February 14 – Extension to Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, England, designed by McInnes Usher McKnight Architects (MUMA).
- May 21 – HOME, an arts venue in Manchester, designed by Mecanoo.
- May 26 – Investcorp Building at Middle East Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford, designed by Zaha Hadid.
- June – Trafalgar Place housing development in south London by dRMM Architects completed.
- August – City of Glasgow College, Riverside Campus, designed by Michael Laird Architects and Reiach and Hall Architects, opens to students.
- September 30 – Christchurch Bridge, Reading, England, designed by Design Engine Architects, completed.
- October 8 – Newport Street Gallery in south London, a conversion of 1913 theatrical workshops into a free public art gallery by Caruso St John architects.
- October – New building for the University of Oxford's Ruskin School of Art in Bullingdon Road by Spratley Studios.
- November 30 – Blavatnik School of Government in the University of Oxford, England, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, begins to function.
- Clergy Court (new cloister) at Blackburn Cathedral in the north of England, designed by Purcell, projected for completion.
- Outhouse, a house in the Forest of Dean, by Loyn & Co architects.
- A House for Essex, Wrabness, designed by Charles Holland of FAT with Grayson Perry.
- United States
- May 1 – New Whitney Museum of American Art in the Meatpacking District, Manhattan, designed by Renzo Piano.
- September 20 – The Broad (contemporary art museum) in Downtown Los Angeles, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
- December 23 – 432 Park Avenue, the tallest residential building in the world is completed.
- AIA Gold Medal – Moshe Safdie
- Architecture Firm Award AIA – Ehrlich Architects
- Carbuncle Cup – 20 Fenchurch Street ('The Walkie-Talkie')
- Driehaus Architecture Prize for New Classical Architecture – David M. Schwarz, United States
- Emporis Skyscraper Award – Shanghai Tower designed by Jun Xia
- European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture (Mies van der Rohe Prize) – Szczecin Philharmonic Hall, by Barozzi Veiga
- Lawrence Israel Prize – Tony Chi
- Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate – Dominique Perrault
- Pritzker Architecture Prize – Frei Otto, Germany (posthumous)
- RAIA Gold Medal – Peter Stutchbury
- RIBA Royal Gold Medal – O'Donnell & Tuomey, Ireland
- RIBA Stirling Prize – Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
- Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture – Herman Hertzberger
- Twenty-five Year Award by AIA – Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP for Broadgate Exchange House
- January 16 – Sir Ian Athfield, 74, New Zealand architect
- January 18 – Verma Panton, 78, Jamaican architect
- February 9 – Jon Jerde, 75, American architect
- March 9 – Frei Otto, 89, German architect and structural engineer
- March 12 – Michael Graves, 80, American architect
- April 28 – Einar Thorsteinn, 73. Icelandic architect
- March 19 – Carlos Mijares Bracho, 84, Mexican architect
- May 11 – Derek Walker, 85, English architect and urban planner
- May 16 – Charles Correa, 84, Indian architect
- May 31 – Françoise-Hélène Jourda, 60, French architect
- June 12 – James Gowan, 92, Scottish-born architect
- June 26 – Donald Wexler, 89, American architect
- June 28 – Robert C. Broward, 89, American architect
- November 7 – Pancho Guedes, 90, Portuguese architect and artist
- December 11 – Ken Woolley, 82, Australian architect
- December 19 – Stephen Jelicich, 92, Croatian born New Zealand architect
- April 24 – August 2 – "Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association" at the RISD Museum in Providence, Rhode Island.
- May 1 until October 31 – Expo 2015 held in Milan, Italy.
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