The Royal Academy of Arts, London, has announced a major gift from the Dorfman Foundation which will allow the RA to launch two new international architecture awards as well as restore the Senate Room in Burlington Gardens. The refurbishment of the space, undertaken by David Chipperfield Architects will house a dedicated ‘Architecture Studio’ – ‘a permanent home for architectural display and a creative space that invites audience engagement’. This coincides with the RA’s recent commitment to host an annual exhibition in an effort to develop wider interest and understanding in architecture’s ‘relationship to culture and society’.
The annual international awards will honour an ‘inspiring and enduring contribution to the culture of architecture’. The award winner will be nominated and chosen by a jury of architects and artists, international curators and critics.
6 July 2017