1957 in architecture
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The year 1957 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.
- July 20 – Civic Trust (England), founded by Duncan Sandys to promote improvement of the built environment, holds its inaugural conference.
- Byrd Station commissioned in West Antarctica.
Buildings and structures
- July 22 – Fazle Omar Mosque, Hamburg, Germany.
- September 19 – The Congress Hall Berlin, Germany is opened.
- October 15
- Otaniemi Chapel, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, designed by Heikki and Kaija Siren.
- Church of St. Bonifatius, Kassel, Germany, designed by Architekturbüro Josef Bieling, consecrated.
- St Luke's Church, Pinner, England, designed by F. X. Velarde.
- First stage of Golden Lane Estate in Finsbury, designed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, officially opened. Great Arthur House is (briefly) the tallest residential building in Britain at the time of construction.
- Connecticut General Life Insurance Company Headquarters building designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in Bloomfield, Connecticut, USA.
- Friedrich-Engelhorn-Hochhaus in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, at this time the tallest building in Germany.
- The Interbau project in Hansaviertel, West Berlin, with buildings designed by forty-eight architects.
- Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts in Yerevan, Armenia, designed by Mark Grigorian in 1945.
- Munkegaard School near Copenhagen, Denmark, designed by Arne Jacobsen.
- Spaarbank, Rotterdam, designed by J. J. P. Oud in 1942.
- Richards Medical Research Laboratories by architect Louis Kahn, on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, USA.
- Unité d'Habitation at Marseille, by Le Corbusier.
- Josep Lluís Sert's house for himself at 64 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
- Dr. Robert Hohf House near Kenilworth, Illinois, USA, designed by Keck & Keck.
- High Sunderland (house for Bernat Klein), Scottish Borders, designed by Peter Womersley.
- The Pediment, Aynho, Northamptonshire, England, designed by Raymond Erith.
- Church of Our Lady and St Columba, Wallsend, England, designed by Vincente G. Stienlet of Pascal J. Stienlet & Sons.
- Norms Restaurant, La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, USA by Armét & Davis.
- May 18 – Ai Weiwei, Chinese contemporary artist, active in sculpture, installation, architecture, curating, photography, film, and social, political and cultural criticism
- August 5 – Shigeru Ban, Japanese architect known for use of paper and cardboard
- August 8 – Gion A. Caminada, Swiss architect
- January 7 – Joze Plecnik, Slovene architect (born 1872)
- February 2 – Julia Morgan, first woman to be admitted to the architecture program at l'École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and the first woman architect licensed in California (born 1872)
- August 22 – Beverly Loraine Greene, first African American woman architect to be licensed (born 1915)
- October 3 – Bernard Maybeck, American architect of the Arts and Crafts Movement (born 1862)
- October 15 – Henry Van de Velde, Belgian Flemish painter, architect and interior designer (born 1863)
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