RIBA Gold Medal 2011 – David Chipperfield

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RIBA Gold Medal – 2011 : David Chipperfield

Royal Institute of British Architects Prize

9 Feb 2011

RIBA Royal Gold Medal for architecture

Sir David Chipperfield CBE to receive the Royal Gold Medal for architecture

The internationally-acclaimed British architect Sir David Chipperfield CBE will tomorrow (Thursday 10 February 2011) receive of one of the world’s most prestigious architecture prizes, the Royal Gold Medal, at a glittering ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London. He will be presented with the medal by RIBA President Ruth Reed, in the presence of his family and 250 guests.

David Chipperfield:
David Chipperfield
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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.

Inaugurated in 1848 and given in recognition of a lifetime’s work, the Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by Her Majesty the Queen 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”.

David Chipperfield said of the honour,

“I am overwhelmed by the decision of the RIBA to award me the 2010 Royal Gold Medal and to join a list that includes so many great architects and personal heroes. I hope that my career will justify this great honour and that I can fulfil the expectations that this award bestows on me. I share this award with my colleagues and family without whom such a personal achievement would have been well out of reach.”

RIBA President Ruth Reed, who chaired the Honours Committee which selected the Royal Gold Medal winner said,

“The Royal Gold Medal is a highly prestigious award and in David Chipperfield we have an exceptional recipient. David is one of the world’s greatest architects with a portfolio of work that is international in influence. His architecture is one of calm rational elegance, he is a craftsman of delightful spaces and beautiful detailed buildings, and has carved out a career which is an inspiration to anyone seeking to work outside the boundaries of their home country. I am be delighted to present him with the Royal Gold Medal.”

This year’s RIBA Honours Committee was chaired by RIBA President, Ruth Reed with architects Edward Cullinan, Eva Jiricna and Chris Wilkinson, engineer Max Fordham and client Laura Lee.

RIBA Gold Medal

7 Oct 2010

RIBA Gold Medal 2011 Winner

David Chipperfield to receive Royal Gold Medal 2011

David Chipperfield was announced as the RIBA’s 2011 Royal Gold Medallist on 7 October 2010. The medal will be presented at the Royal Gold Medal ceremony to be held at the Royal Institute of Architects in London on 10 February 2011.

Museum Folkwang Essen
photo : Christian Richters

Established in 1848, the Royal Gold Medal is given in recognition of a lifetime’s contribution to architecture. The Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by Her Majesty the Queen and is awarded annually to a person or group of people whose influence on architecture has had a truly international effect.

Previous winners include Sir Edwin Lutyens, Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Frank Gehry, Toyo Ito, Herzog and de Meuron, Alvaro Siza and I. M. Pei.

“I am overwhelmed by the decision of the RIBA to award me the 2010 Royal Gold Medal and to join a list that includes so many great architects and personal heroes. I hope that my career will justify this great honour and that I can fulfil the expectations that this award bestows on me. I share this award with my colleagues and family without whom such a personal achievement would have been well out of reach.”

David Chipperfield, October 2010

David Chipperfield

Key Recent Building by David Chipperfield

Neues Museum Rebuilding, Berlin, Germany
Neues Museum Berlin
photograph © Joerg Von Bruchhausen
Neues Museum

RIBA Gold Medal 2011 Winner information from Royal Institute of British Architects


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RIBA Gold Medal Winners

Royal Gold Medal Recipients

RIBA Gold Medal 2012 : Herman Hertzberger
Herman Hertzberger Architect
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RIBA Gold Medal 2010 : I M Pei
Museum of Islamic Art Doha
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RIBA Gold Medal 2009 : Alvaro Siza
Alvaro Siza
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Neues Museum Berlin

Empire Riverside Hotel

Marbach Museum Germany

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