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The year 1931 in architecture involved some significant events.
                                                                                    List of years in architecture                        (table)

   Contents                                                                    ... 1921 . 1922 . 1923 . 1924 . 1925 . 1926 . 1927 ...
                                                                                   1928 1929 1930 -1931- 1932 1933 1934
 1 Buildings
                                                                               ... 1935 . 1936 . 1937 . 1938 . 1939 . 1940 . 1941 ...
 2 Awards
                                                                           Art . Archaeology . Architecture . Literature . Music . Science +...
 3 Births
 4 Deaths
 5 References


Buildings
   January 23 - Viceroy's House, New Delhi, India, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, first occupied.
   July 1 - The rebuilt Milano Centrale railway station opens in Italy.
   July 19 - Sudbury Town station on the London Underground Piccadilly line opens as rebuilt by Charles Holden, the first of
   his iconic modern designs for the network. [1]
   The first of the Architects (Registration) Acts is passed in the UK.
   St Olaf House (Hay's Wharf head offices), Tooley Street, London Borough of Southwark, by H. S. Goodhart-Rendel. [2]
   Commerce Court North is completed in Toronto, Ontario and becomes the tallest building in the British Empire.
   The Empire State Building is completed in New York and becomes the tallest building in the world.
   Completion of the House of Atlantis in Böttcherstraße, Bremen.[3]
   City Hall, Hilversum, North Holland, designed by Willem Marinus Dudok, is completed.
   India Gate in New Delhi is completed.
   Student Union at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, designed by Sven
   Markelius and Uno Åhrén.
   The Home Insurance Building in Chicago, Illinois is demolished.
   High and Over, Amersham, one of the first modernist houses in England, designed by
   Amyas Connell, is completed.

Awards
   Royal Gold Medal - Edwin Cooper.
   Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: (unknown).                                                               Sudbury Town Station


Births
   May 3 - Aldo Rossi, Italian architect and designer (died 1997)
   May 7 - Ricardo Legorreta, Mexican architect (died 2011)
   July 17 - Arata Isozaki, Japanese architect
   August 16 - Alessandro Mendini, Italian architect and designer

Deaths
   March 7 - Theo van Doesburg, Dutch polymath, leader of De Stijl (born 1883)
   September 1 - Nahum Barnet, Melbourne-based Australian architect (born 1855)
   September 20 - Max Littmann, German architect (born 1862)
   December 3 - Frederick Walters, Scottish architect of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, notable for his Roman Catholic
   churches (born 1849)
References
  1. ^ Lawrence, David (2008). Bright Underground spaces: the London Tube station architecture of Charles Holden. Harrow Weald:
     Capital Transport. ISBN 978-1-85414-320-4.
  2. ^ Details from listed building database (471397) - Grade II* - St Olaf House   . Images of England. English Heritage.
  3. ^ "Sky Hall"   . Guidebook Bremen. Retrieved 2011-08-03.



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