Il RIBA cerca designer per una nuova medaglia che celebri la ricerca in architettura

proposte entro il 10 agosto 2015

Per festeggiare i 10 anni del Premio President's Awards for Research, il Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) cerca designer per creare una nuova Research Medal, la medaglia con cui viene premiata la ricerca d'avanguardia nel campo dell'architettura. L'obiettivo: ottenere un design audace, che rifletta l'importanza della ricerca per l'innovazione e per la pratica in architettura. In palio c'è un premio di 2mila sterline per il vincitore del concorso di progettazione.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is calling for expressions of interest to design its new Research Medal, part of the President's Research Awards Scheme. The new award will sit alongside the other prestigious President's Medals - Gold, Silver, and Bronze.

The competition is an opportunity for architects, designers and craftsmen to submit designs that reflect the history of the President's medals, the importance of research to RIBA's mission and activities and the impact of research on architectural practice more broadly.

RIBA President Stephen Hodder said: «The new President's Medal for Research will recognise and celebrate world class architectural research. For 10 years, the RIBA has taken seriously the achievements of students and researchers in original technical and cultural research through our research awards programme. The medal will reflect the important contribution and impact that research has on innovation in practice, and the heritage of our own history of medal commissioning. We welcome thoughtful and bold designs for this unique opportunity».

The competition will be held in two stages. For the first, the RIBA is seeking expressions of interest from individuals and teams for the design of the new medal. Entrants are asked to provide information regarding relevant experience and, where possible, examples of previous work in this field, as well as a brief statement outlining their design proposal. Entries will be anonymised before the judging panel invites six shortlisted candidates to provide full drawings and proposals for the medal. Honoraria of £250 will be awarded to the shortlisted competitors, and a prize of £2,000 awarded to the overall winner.

The competition will be judged by an eminent panel including Philip Attwood, Keeper of Coins and Medals at the British Museum and President of the British Art Medal Society, and the RIBA President and past President.

The deadline for expressions of interest will be 09:00 AM (BST) on 10 August 2015. The deadline for shortlisted candidates will be 09:00AM (BST) on 14 September 2015.

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