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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P+HS Shortlisted For “36 The Calls” Design Competition In England

British studio P+HS Architects were recently short-listed for the international “36 The Calls” Design Competition run by the Architects Journal with developer Citu.

Citu in partnership with AJ held an international competition to design “an inspirational landmark” building on the north bank of the River Aire in Leeds. The competition attracted around 95 anonymous submissions, including 20 from overseas.

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GROUP A Wins Dance4 Competition

GROUP A, an international studio for architecture, interior and urban design, has won the competition for the new dance center in Nottingham, UK. The Rotterdam-based studio has been chosen out of five participants who were selected after an international competition.

The competition was backed by international dance organization Dance4 who are seeking to realize a world-wide orientated and renowned dance center in the Nottingham neighborhood of Sneinton, an area currently facing redevelopment.

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“The Factory” Concept For Birmingham’s MyPlace Initiative By Marks Barfield Architects

Longbridge in Birmingham, England once the site of the largest manufacturing plant in the world, could be transformed into a new place for young people through the MyPlace initiative, a multi-million pound government program.

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New US Embassy In London By KieranTimberlake

U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Louis B. Susman, and Acting Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, Adam Namm, announced today that KieranTimberlake of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has won the design competition for the New London Embassy.

KieranTimberlake’s design met the goal of creating a modern, welcoming, timeless, safe and energy efficient embassy for the 21st century. Their concept most fully satisfied the requirements outlined in the design competition’s mission statement. The concept holds the greatest potential for developing a truly iconic embassy and is on the leading edge of sustainable design. KieranTimberlake is an architectural firm known for its commitment to innovation and environmental responsibility.

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Nightingale Associates Wins £840M ‘Super Hospital’ Contract

Architectural practice Nightingale Associates defies recession with largest ever win in redevelopment of Glasgow’s Southern General hospital.

Nightingale Associates, as part of the Brookfield Constructions UK consortium, has today been announced as the practice that will design the £840 million super hospital’ in Glasgow city centre. The New South Glasgow Hospital Campus will not only be the largest contract won in the practice’s twenty year history, but will also be one of the largest hospitals ever commissioned to be built in the UK.

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Work On 10 Hills Place By Amanda Levete Architects Is Now Complete

London practice Amanda Levete Architects have completed the facade of an office building off Oxford Street in London.

Located at 10 Hills Place, the project consists of four glazed slashes in the aluminium surface, funneling light down into the offices.

The architects drew on technology normally used to build ship hulls.

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