Iconic Buildings 1959-1960

Iconic Buildings built around 1959 internationally


  • please feel free to add to this list, or send us suggestions. -Aldona Dziedziejko

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(Photo: Wolfsburg Cultural Center, by Alvar Aalto, at Wolfsburg, Germany, 1958 to 1962)


Air Force Academy Chapel, by Walter Netsch/ SOM, at Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1956 to 1962.

Art and Architecture Building, by Paul Rudolph, at New Haven, Connecticut, 1959 to 1963.

Bank of London, Buenos Aires, by Clorindo Testa, at Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1959 to 1966.

Bawa House, by Geoffrey Bawa, at Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1958 to 1968.

Berlin Philharmonic Hall, by Hans Scharoun, at Berlin, Germany, 1956 to 1963.

Central Finland Museum, by Alvar Aalto, at Jyvaskyla, Finland, 1959 to 1962.

Church in Hyvinkaa, by Aarno Ruusuvuori, at Hyvinkaa, Finland, 1959 to 1961.

Convent of La Tourette, by Le Corbusier, at Eveux-sur-Arbresle, near Lyon, France, 1957 to 1960.

Dulles Airport, by Eero Saarinen, at Chantilly, Virginia, 1958 to 1962.

Engineering Building, by James Stirling, at Leicester University, Leicester, England, 1959.

Enso-Gutzeit Headquarters, by Alvar Aalto, at Helsinki, Finland, 1959 to 1962.

Esherick House, by Louis I. Kahn, at Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, 1959 to 1961.

First Unitarian Church, by Louis I. Kahn, at Rochester, New York, 1959 to 1967.

Flats at Bremen, by Alvar Aalto, at Neue Vahr district, Bremen, Germany, 1958 to 1962.

Freudenberg School, by Jacques Schader, at Zurich, Switzerland, 1958 to 1961.

Gateway Arch, by Eero Saarinen, at St. Louis, Missouri, 1947 competition, construction 1961 to 1966.

Photo: Guggenheim Museum, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at New York, New York, 1956 to 1959.
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Hajima City Hall, by Junzo Sakakura, at Hajima, Japan, 1959.

Halen Estate, by Aetelier 5, at outside Berne, Switzerland, 1957 to 1961.

Hashima City Hall, by Junzo Sakakura, at Hashima, Japan, 1959.

Hertfordshire Schools, by Hertfordshire County, at Hertfordshire, England, 1945 to 1960.

IBM Research Building, by Eero Saarinen, at Yorktown, New York, 1957 to 1961.

Louisiana Museum, by Jorgen Bo & Vilhelm Wohlert, at Humlebaek, Norh Zealand, Denmark, 1958 to 1966.

Marina City, by Bertrand Goldberg, at Chicago, Illinois, 1959 to 1964.

Museo di Castelvecchio, by Carlo Scarpa, at Verona, Italy, 1954 to 1967.

Photos: North Christian Church, by Eero Saarinen, at Columbus, Indiana, 1959 to 1963.
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Otaniemi Technical University, by Alvar Aalto, at Otaniemi, Finland, 1949 competition, completed 1964.

Palace of Assembly, by Le Corbusier, at Chandigarh, India, 1953 to 1963.

Palazzo del Lavoro, by Pier Luigi Nervi, at Turin, Italy, 1959 to 1961.

Salk Institute, by Louis I. Kahn, at La Jolla, California, 1959 to 1966.

St. John's Abbey, by Marcel Breuer, at Collegeville, Minnesota, 1953 to 1961.

Torre Velasca, by Belgiojoso, Peressutti and Rogers, at Milan, Italy, 1957 to 1960.

Trenton Bath House, by Louis I. Kahn, at Trenton, New Jersey, 1954 to 1959.

Villa Carre, by Alvar Aalto, at Bazoches-sur-Guyonne, France, 1956 to 1959.

Source: http://www.greatbuildings.com