2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize

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2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize

Canadian Architecture Design Competition – organised by The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Foundation

20 Sep 2017

2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize Winner

Organisers: The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Foundation

2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize Winner

The Moriyama RAIC International Prize will be announcing the winner of the 2017 prize this evening (Sept 19) during their annual gala at the historic Carlu in Toronto, Canada. We look forward to sharing the news with you soon.

The four shortlisted projects this year are:
• 8 House by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) in Copenhagen Denmark
• Fuji Kindergarten by Tezuka Architects in Tokyo, Japan
• Melbourne School of Design by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA in Melbourne, Australia
• Shobac Campus by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects in Nova Scotia, Canada.

The $100,000 CAD Moriyama RAIC International Prize, is awarded to an architect, team of architects, or architect-led collaboration, based anywhere in the world, in recognition of a single work of architecture that is judged to be transformative within its societal context and expressive of the values of justice, respect, equality and inclusiveness. The previous winner in 2014 was awarded to Li Xiaodong for the Liyuan Library.

11 Aug 2017

2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize Shortlist

Organisers: The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Foundation

2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize Gala

September 19 gala will reveal Moriyama RAIC International Prize winner

OTTAWA, August 10, 2017 – The winner of the $100,000 Moriyama RAIC International Prize will be announced at a gala ceremony to honour the finalists from Denmark, Japan, Australia and Canada on Tuesday, September 19, in Toronto.

8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark by BIG Architects | Bjarke Ingels Group
8 House, Copenhagen | www.e-architect.co.uk
photo : Bjarne Tulinius

Fuji Kindergarten, Tokyo, Japan by Tezuka Architects
Fuji Kindergarten, Tokyo | www.e-architect.co.uk
photo : Kida

Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA
Melbourne School of Design | www.e-architect.co.uk
photo : John Horner

The Village Architect Shobac Campus, Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, Canada by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects
Village Architect Shobac Campus | www.e-architect.co.uk
photo : James Brittain

Tickets are available now at http://moriyama.raic.org/gala. The cost is $500 for TWO tickets or $2,000 for a table of eight and includes a cocktail reception, sit-down dinner and prize ceremony. A portion is tax deductible. Benefits of the gala will support the Moriyama RAIC International Prize, a unique prize that puts Canada on the world stage, and the Moriyama RAIC International Prize Scholarships. All are welcome.

The gala is an exciting event celebrating the exceptional contribution architecture can make to a community. Architects and industry professionals from across the country and around the world will come together at the historic event space in downtown Toronto, The Carlu. This spectacular example of Art Moderne architecture is located at 444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor.

Site visits by the jury to the four projects shortlisted for the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize in Architecture have been carried out, and the jury has completed its deliberations.

Neither the public nor the winner will be notified of the results until the announcement at the awards ceremony.

The four 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize finalists have been chosen based on how their projects embody the values of social justice, respect, and inclusiveness.  They are:

  • 8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG);
  • Fuji Kindergarten, Tokyo, Japan, Tezuka Architects;
  • Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, John Wardle Architects and NADAAA;
  • The Village Architect, Shobac Campus, Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects.

In addition to the main CAD $100,000 prize, three scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded to three students of Canadian schools of architecture on the basis of a written essay. They are:

  • Osman Bari, University of Waterloo;
  • Alykhan Neky, Ryerson University;
  • Tanya Southcott, McGill University.

 About the RAIC

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada is the leading voice for excellence in the built environment in Canada. Representing about 5,000 members, the RAIC advocates for excellence, works to demonstrate how design enhances the quality of life and promotes responsible architecture in addressing important issues of society.

About the Moriyama RAIC International Prize

Raymond Moriyama, FRAIC, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the RAIC Foundation created the Moriyama RAIC International Prize in 2014 to raise the international stature of the RAIC and the Canadian architectural profession, and to encourage Canadian architects to aspire to international excellence.

The Moriyama RAIC International Prize is awarded every two years. It consists of a monetary award of CAD $100,000 and a handcrafted sculpture designed by Canadian designer Wei Yew.

The prize is awarded to an architect, team of architects, or architect-led collaboration, based anywhere in the world, in recognition of a single work of architecture that is judged to be transformative within its societal context and expressive of the humanistic values of justice, respect, equality and inclusiveness.

In the words of Ray Moriyama, the intent of the award program is to “awaken ideas and thoughts that will alter our collective aspiration for the future of humanity.”

29 May 2017

2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize Shortlist

Organisers: The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Foundation

2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize Shortlist

2017 MORIYAMA RAIC INTERNATIONAL $100,000 (CAD) PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURE ANNOUNCES SHORTLISTED PROJECTS

WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED IN SEPTEMBER 2017

The four shortlisted projects are located in Tokyo, Japan; Copenhagen, Denmark; Melbourne, Australia; and the village of Upper Kingsburg in Nova Scotia, Canada.

The shortlisted projects:

The Prize, which was established in 2014 by Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama along with the RAIC and the RAIC Foundation, consists of a monetary award of CAD $100,000 and a handcrafted sculpture designed by Canadian designer Wei Yew. The Prize celebrates a single work of architecture that is judged to be transformative within its societal context and reflects Moriyama’s conviction that great architecture transforms society by promoting social justice and humanistic values of respect and inclusiveness.

The Prize, awarded every two years, is open to all architects, irrespective of nationality and location. The winner is selected in an open, juried competition. This year’s jury of experts has considered a range of criteria in the evaluation of submissions, which were received from 17 countries across four continents, and will visit the shortlisted projects.

The winner of the 2017 Prize will be announced on September 19, 2017, at the RAIC’s gala event at The Carlu, a historic event space in Toronto and one of the city’s best examples of Art Moderne architecture. In addition to the main CAD $100,000 prize, three scholarships of CAD $5,000 each will be awarded to three students of Canadian schools of architecture on the basis of a written essay.

“I’m hoping the architects are all trying to raise the life of the community,” says Raymond Moriyama, FRAIC. “The Prize is aimed at encouraging architects to be service-oriented rather than just focusing on producing something that looks good in magazines. It’s to serve the community and humanity.”

“These projects celebrate human life and shape activity,” says RAIC President Ewa Bieniecka, FIRAC. “They embody innovation, contribute to how we experience space, and explore how spaces allow opportunities for freedom. The four shortlisted projects demonstrate how architecture is generous and gives back to the community. These works have a strong sense of place and connect to their surrounding landscape.”

“The jury was very encouraged to see an increased international interest from a total of 17 countries and four continents,” says Barry Johns, FRAIC, Jury Chair and a Trustee of the RAIC Foundation. “It clearly shows that the Prize is growing in stature around the world, and that is very gratifying. Moreover, the general project submissions demonstrated a high level of engagement with the demanding aims and objectives found in the terms of reference for this unique award, and the four shortlisted projects are extraordinary in this regard.”

The jury for the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize consists of:

•Monica Adair, MRAIC: Co-founder of Acre Architects and 2015 Recipient of the RAIC Young Architect Award.
•Manon Asselin, MRAIC: Co-founder of Atelier TAG and Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Montreal.
•Bryan Avery, MBE: Founder of Avery Associates Architects, author, and lecturer.
•George Baird, FRAIC: Founding Principal of Baird Sampson Neuert Architects; former Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto; and 2010 Recipient of the RAIC Gold Medal.
•Peter Cardew, FRAIC: Founder of Peter Cardew Architects and 2012 Recipient of the RAIC Gold Medal.
•Barry Johns, FRAIC: Jury Chair and Chancellor of the RAIC College of Fellows.
•Li Xiaodong, Hon. FAIA: Winner of the inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize.

David Covo, FRAIC, Associate Professor of Architecture at McGill University, is the Professional Advisor to the jury.

Website: 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize Shortlist

10 Nov 2016

2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize

Organisers: The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Foundation

Architecture prize aims to raise stature of Canada

2017 MORIYAMA RAIC INTERNATIONAL $100,000 (CAD) PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURE NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

OTTAWA, ON (November 10, 2016) – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is pleased to begin accepting submissions for the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize.

Liyuan Library, Jiaojiehe, China by Li Xiaodong:
Liyuan Library, Jiaojiehe, China

The Prize, which was established in 2014 by Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama along with the RAIC and the RAIC Foundation, consists of a monetary award of CAD $100,000 and a handcrafted sculpture designed by Canadian designer Wei Yew. The Prize celebrates a single work of architecture that is judged to be transformative within its societal context and reflects Moriyama’s conviction that great architecture transforms society by promoting social justice and humanistic values of respect and inclusiveness.

The Moriyama RAIC International Prize, designed by Wei Yew:
moriyama-raic-international-prize-by-wei-yew-s101116

The Prize, awarded every two years, is open to all architects, irrespective of nationality and location. Any architect, team of architects, or architect-led collaboration is invited to submit a building or a related group of buildings that has been completed, occupied and in use for at least two years prior to the entry deadline. Candidates are limited to a single submission per award cycle.

The winner is selected in an open, juried competition. An international jury of experts will consider a range of criteria in the evaluation of submissions and intends to include site visits to shortlisted projects in the search for a work of architecture that is inspired as well as inspiring.

Liyuan Library, Jiaojiehe, China by Li Xiaodong:
Liyuan Library, Jiaojiehe, China

In 2014, the inaugural winner of the Moriyama RAIC International Prize was Li Xiaodong, of China.

“Winning this award has brought me honor, international recognition and greater credibility and support for my approach to architecture,” says Li, who will sit on the 2017 jury.

“It’s a very important Prize for me because it encourages meaningful ideas and is one of the few international Prizes that sends jury members to visit the finalist buildings,” says Li. “The definition of the Prize is also very special: how one single project can contribute to the human environment. The architectural culture of Canada is positive and eager to make a difference,” he adds. “I’m excited to take part in the jury and thank the RAIC for this opportunity.”

Liyuan Library, Jiaojiehe, China by Li Xiaodong:
Liyuan Library, Jiaojiehe, China

The members of the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize jury are:

• Monica Adair, MRAIC: Co-founder of Acre Architects and 2015 Recipient of the RAIC Young Architect Award.

• Manon Asselin, MRAIC: Co-founder of Atelier TAG and Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Montreal.

• Bryan Avery, MBE: Founder of Avery Associates Architects, London, England, author and lecturer.

• George Baird, FRAIC: Founding Principal of Baird Sampson Neuert Architects, Former Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, and Recipient of the 2010 RAIC Gold Medal.

• Peter Cardew, FRAIC: Founder of Peter Cardew Architects, and Recipient of the 2012 RAIC Gold Medal.

• Barry Johns, FRAIC: Jury chair, Chancellor of the College of Fellows.

• Li Xiaodong: Winner of the inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize.

Logo, 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize:
Logo 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize

David Covo, FRAIC, Associate Professor of Architecture at McGill University, will act as the Professional Advisor to the jury.
RAIC is also pleased to announce that the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize winner will be invited to participate in the following edition’s jury, thus establishing a link between participants, winners and jurors.

All submissions are due by March 8, 2017. The winner of the 2017 Prize will be announced on September 19, 2017 at a gala event in Toronto at The Carlu, an historic event space in Toronto and one of the city’s best examples of Art Moderne architecture.

Portrait of Raymond Moriyama:
Raymond Moriyama

“The inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize was a great success,” says Raymond Moriyama. “For this next cycle, we hope the Prize will attract an even greater number of outstanding submissions from architects and firms, nationally and worldwide. I look forward to an innovative, transformative architecture to not only win the Prize but awaken ideas and thoughts that will alter our collective aspiration for the future of humanity.”

Barry Johns, trustee of the RAIC Foundation, comments, “The RAIC is grateful to Raymond Moriyama for his vision and his courage in establishing this Prize with RAIC; and we are extremely grateful for the significant financial commitments he has made to ensure the longevity of this award and its growing significance for RAIC, for the profession of architecture and for Canada.”

Detail, Liyuan Library, Jiaojiehe, China by Li Xiaodong:
Liyuan Library, Jiaojiehe, China

“The RAIC wishes to see and celebrate work that embodies values that arise from the Canadian experience,” notes RAIC 2016 President Allan Teramura, FRAIC “We believe that the conversation about architecture in Canada needs to include what our peers are doing around the globe. This Prize is particularly important to us in Canada because we wish to be there when the best architecture is discussed, wherever it might have been constructed.”

In addition to the main CAD $100,000 Prize, three students of Canadian schools of architecture will each receive scholarships of CAD $5,000. They will be chosen on the basis of a written essay.

For more information on the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize and how to submit your application, please visit: http://moriyama.raic.org/.

All images Courtesy of RAIC.

2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize information / images received from UED Magazine

Moriyama RAIC International Prize
Raymond Moriyama

Prize details: http://www.raic.org/moriyamaprize

Moriyama’s biography: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/en/article/raymond-moriyama/


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