David Chipperfield to Receive the 2011 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture

British architect Sir David Chipperfield CBE has been named today as the recipient of one of the world’s most prestigious architecture prizes, the Royal Gold Medal.

David Chipperfield’s practice has won over 50 national and international competitions and many international awards and citations for design excellence, including the RIBA Stirling Prize 2007 for the Museum of Modern Literature, Marbach am Neckar in Germany. His practice’s Neues Museum project in Berlin, in partnership with Julian Harrap, was shortlisted for the 2010 RIBA Stirling Prize.

Given in recognition of a lifetime’s work, the Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by the Queen of England and is given to a person or group of people who have had a significant influence “either directly or indirectly on the advancement of architecture”.

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RIBA 2010 Award Winners

dRMM’s Clapham Manor Primary School, London, UK

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) just announced 102 buildings that were awarded for the 2010 Awards. These buildings, 93 sprawled across the UK and 9 in the rest of the EU, include 6 which were nominated for the Stirling Prize.

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RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist 2009

RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist 2009

The Shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2009 has been announced. The six shortlisted schemes were chosen from a midlist of 22 RIBA Award 2009 winners.

The RIBA Stirling Prize 2009 winner will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize 2009 Dinner on 17 October 2009 at Old Billingsgate, London.

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National Stadium, Beijing Wins RIBA’s Prestigious International Architecture Award

The National Stadium in Beijing – nicknamed ‘the birds nest’ – by Herzog & de Meuron, with the China Architectural Design and research Group, Arup Sport and Ove Arup and Partners Hong Kong, and artist Ai Wei Wei, has scooped the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) prestigious Lubetkin Prize for the most outstanding work of architecture outside the European Union by an RIBA member.

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Proposal For The National Wildflower Center By Ginseng Chicken Architecture

The National Wildflower Center in Knowsley are to construct a new building at the existing complex with a RIBA design competition determining the architect.

The shortlist was announced in January and in March RIBA announced the winning team including Ian Simpson Architects with Adams Kara Taylor Engineers and Hoare Lea Engineers to design the new complex at the National Wildflower Center in Knowsley.

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Imperial War Museum North Selects Topotek 1 As Preferred Designers For Proposed External Development


The multi-award winning Imperial War Museum North (IWMN) has selected a preferred design team to develop the external spaces of the Museum following an RIBA international design competition and public consultation with visitors and key partners. (shortlist here)

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Panelion: Art Fund Pavilion By Cre8 Architecture

The objective of The Art Fund Pavilion architecture competition is to provide The Lightbox Gallery in London with a semi-permanent summer pavilion which will sit alongside their RIBA award-winning building by Marks Barfield Architects.

Tina Manis Associates have been announced as the winners of a competition to design a pavilion for The Lightbox Gallery in Woking, UK.

‘Panelion’ is one of the two entries submitted by cre8architecture.

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2009 RIBA Award Winners Announced


The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) recently announced the winners of the 2009 RIBA Awards. RIBA Awards for architectural excellence have been presented across the country with 103 buildings in the UK and Europe winning awards (97 in the UK and six in the rest of the EU).

The RIBA Award-winning buildings range from an Observatory at Kielder in Northumberland to the Liverpool One regeneration and retail master plan, from a private house at Dungeness to Wexford Opera House in South East Ireland. Health centers, notably for Cancer, are well represented here as are retail buildings in their many forms, including John Lewis in Leicester and the Reiss and Monsoon headquarters in London. Seaside buildings and regeneration projects also feature in various guises. The architects whose work has been honored this year range from small practices to large, international ones. There are also some multiple winners such as Allies and Morrison (4 awards), Hawkins/Brown (3 awards), BDP (3 awards), Niall Mclaughlin Architects (4 awards) and Penoyre & Prasad (3 awards).

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