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1980 in architecture

1980 in architecture

The year 1980 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.

Buildings and structures


  • The Hopewell Centre, Hong Kong, is completed.
  • Balneological Hospital in Druskininkai, Lithuania is completed.
  • The Tallinn TV Tower in Tallinn, Estonia is completed for the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
  • The Vilnius TV Tower in Vilnius, Lithuania is completed on the last day of the year.
  • The Telstra Tower in Canberra, Australia is completed.
  • The Western City Gate in Belgrade, Serbia is completed.
  • The 2 Fevrier Sofitel Hotel in Lomé, Togo is completed.
  • Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA is completed.
  • Tower 42 in London, England, is completed.
  • Ganter Bridge in Switzerland, designed by Christian Menn, is completed.


  • August 23 – Demolition of Wallis, Gilbert and Partners' Art Deco Firestone Tyre Factory (1928) on the 'Golden Mile' of London's Great West Road a week before its designation as a listed building.


  • Aga Khan Prize – Hassan Fathy.
  • Architecture Firm Award – Edward Larrabee Barnes Associates.
  • Grand prix national de l'architecture – Paul Chemetov.
  • Pritzker Prize – Luis Barragán.
  • RAIA Gold Medal – John Andrews.
  • RIBA Royal Gold Medal – James Stirling.
  • Twenty-five Year Award – Lever House.


  • Jing Liu, Chinese-born architect


  • January 1 – Ernest Cormier, Canadian architect (born 1885)
  • January 23 – Paul Williams, American architect (born 1894)
  • February 14 – Victor Gruen, Austrian architect (born 1903)
  • April 19 – Amyas Connell, New Zealand-born architect (born 1901)
  • November 27 – F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (born 1882)


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