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RA Architecture Awards 2019

RA Architecture Awards 2019 Beat Widmer

Beat Widmer

The British Council is the International Partner for the Royal Academy Architecture Awards 2019

We are proudly supporting the 2019 Royal Academy Architecture Prize and the Royal Academy Dorfman Award. 

The Royal Academy of Arts awarded Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio the 2019 Royal Academy Architecture Prize, honouring their inspiring and enduring contribution to the culture of architecture.

The annual prize, supported by the Dorfman Foundation and now in its second year, was decided by a distinguished international jury, recognising an innovative partnership that from its inception has been passionately committed to interdisciplinary work that expands architectural ideas and urban culture. 

The Royal Academy Dorfman Award champions global talent that represents the future of architecture. The four finalists are:
• Fernanda Canales (Mexico)
• Alice Casey and Cian Deegan, TAKA (Ireland)
• Mariam Kamara, Atelier Masomi (Niger)
• Boonserm Premthada, Bangkok Project Studio (Thailand)

During the Royal Academy Architecture Awards Week, 13-17 May 2019, the British Council will be developing a cultural outreach programme and the jury will select a winner for the Dorfman Award.

Sir Lloyd Dorfman CBE, Trustee of the Royal Academy Development Trust, and founding partner of the Awards, said:
“Now in their second year, it is wonderful to see the Awards also gaining momentum, through the attraction of both a commercial and international partner, and we welcome Derwent London and the British Council on board. With the RA winner and Dorfman shortlist coming from five different continents, they reflect a wide spread of global talent. We are delighted that they are attracting interest from all over the world, since when we conceived the Awards, we wanted them to be truly international. Through the Awards, we are re-establishing the RA’s role as a global advocate of architecture, and we look forward to Awards Week in May when the architects will be able to showcase their international excellence.”

Kate Goodwin, Head of Architecture and Heinz Curator, Royal Academy of Arts, said:
“At the Royal Academy we view architecture as a social artform, that is integral to our lives and ever present. We therefore think about architecture broadly and aim to contextualise its relevance within society and culture, often acting as translators between the profession and the public. I believe in expanding the spatial literacy of us all so we can understand the world we inhabit and work towards shaping a better one.”

Find out more about here awards on the RA's website here.

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Architectural Futures at the Royal Academy

Architectural Futures at the Royal Academy Royal Academy

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8 April 2019

Discover the work of the four finalists for this year’s Royal Academy Dorfman Award in the Royal Academy's Architecture Studio: Architectural Futures 12 Apr - 27 May 2019

We are proudly supporting this year's Royal Academy Architecture Awards, the Royal Academy Architecture Prize and the Royal Academy Dorfman Award, as International Partner.

The Royal Academy Dorfman Award champions new talent in architecture. It is awarded to an emerging architect, practice or collective that is re-imagining the possible futures of architecture and whose work demonstrates a high degree of sensitivity to local and global context. 

This year's four finalists are from Ireland, Mexico, Niger and Thailand and their work engages with the increasingly complex conditions of 21st century living, both on a social and material scale. In Architectural Futures at the Royal Academy, the four practices – Atelier Masōmī, Bangkok Project Studio, Fernanda Canales and TAKA architects –  will present a selection of their work, giving the public a window into their practice, local culture and ethos.

This is a unique opportunity to experience the work of four international practices first-hand ahead of Awards Week, which takes place 13 – 17 May. As part of the exhibition, you will have the chance to vote for your favourite finalist and the people’s choice winner will be announced during Awards Week.

Architectural Futures
Royal Academy Dorfman Award 2019
12 Apr — 27 May 2019

The Architecture Studio
The Dorfman Senate Rooms
Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

Find out more on the RA's website here


[Image courtesy of the Royal Academy, copyright info: Atelier Massomi, Religious Secular Complex, Dandaji, Niger, 2018, © James Wang; TAKA Architects, House 4, Dublin, Ireland, 2011. © Alice Clancy / TAKA Architects; Fernanda Canales, Bruma House, Mexico, Mexico, 2017. © Rafael Gamo; and Bangkok Project Studio, Katana Film and Animation Institute, Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand, 2011. © Spaceshift Studio]  

29 April 2019

Royal Academy Architecture Awards Week Programme

Royal Academy Architecture Awards Week Programme Diller Scofidio + Renfro

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8 April 2019

Architectural Futures at the Royal Academy

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