The awards ceremony for the 2018 Gold Medal for Italian Architecture and the first edition of the T Young Claudio De Albertis Prize for promising Italian architects and engineers was held on October 12. Four Gold Medals for Lifetime Achievement were awarded to Umberto Riva, Paola Viganò, Guido Canali and Valeriano Pastor.
An old farm shed has been converted into a comfortable home in an economical, sustainable project by the architects of Tonkin Liu. The Old Shed New House project has been awarded the 2018 Stephen Lawrence Prize, awarded by RIBA every year to a work of architecture completed on a budget of less than 1 million pounds.
On 10 October RIBA awarded the prize for top client of the year to Argent, a British real estate developer that has funded such important architectural projects as the recent urban regeneration of King's Cross in London.
The second Premio Architettura Toscana, the prize for Tuscan architecture presented by the Regional Council and the Order of Architects and Builders of Tuscany, in partnership with the Architects’ Foundation of Florence, is now underway. The regional award is presented to a project built in Tuscany in the past five years.
RIBA has named Aleph Zero and Rosenbaum’s Children Village the world’s best new building. The project was recently awarded the 2018 RIBA International Prize, after receiving the 2018 RIBA Award for International Excellence and being named RIBA International Emerging Architect of 2018 in the spring.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced that architect Richard Rogers will be presented with its 2019 Gold Medal, acknowledging the British architect’s long career and his influence on the theory and practice of the discipline.
The awards ceremony for the thirtieth edition of the prize considered the Nobel Prize of the arts, the Praemium Imperiale awarded by the Japan Art Association, was held recently. The winner in the architecture category is French architect Christian de Portzamparc, while the award for music went to famous Italian orchestra conductor Riccardo Muti.
A beautiful mosaic of photographs reflecting the construction of Europe through its best contemporary buildings is the image opening Floornature 2019.
The European Commission and Fundació Mies van der Rohe recently published a list of 383 projects proposed for the European Union 2019 Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe.
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