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Cristina Iglesias in conversation with Norman Foster RA

Architecture Awards Week 2020


● Cancelled

Tuesday 17 March 2020
6.30 — 8pm

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Cristina Iglesias, Tres Aguas, 2014.

Town Hall Square, Toledo.

Stainless steel, water and hydraulic mechanism. Photo: Attilio Maranzano.

Celebrate the winner of the Royal Academy Architecture Prize and be the first to discover the winner of the Royal Academy Dorfman award in this special evening which includes a conversation on the importance of public space.

Due to the international travel restrictions as a result of the Coronavirus, speakers, award winners and finalists for the Royal Academy Architecture Awards are unable to travel to London. Architecture Awards Week events (with the exception of Boonserm Premthada’s workshop on 18 March) have therefore been postponed until further notice. Ticket holders will be notified when the events are rescheduled. If you have purchased a ticket and would prefer to obtain a refund, please contact us on 0207 300 8090 or tickets@royalacademy.org.uk.

We open Architecture Awards Week 2020 by presenting Cristina Iglesias with the Royal Academy Architecture Prize. Then, you’ll discover the winner of the Royal Academy Dorfman Award who will be announced and presented with their award following the jury’s final deliberation.

Cristina Iglesias will then present a celebratory lecture, exploring her work and its connections to architecture followed by a half-hour conversation with the chair of this year’s jury, Norman Foster RA. Ranging from gallery spaces to city squares, their conversation will chart the important public aspect of Iglesias’s work. It will also look into her collaborations with architects; asking what she learnt from them and in turn what they learnt from her.

Following the lecture and conversation there will be 10 minutes for the audience to ask questions.


Lord Norman Foster RA is a British architect known for his innovative, stylish structural designs, as seen with edifices like Berlin’s Reichstag, New York City’s Hearst Tower and London’s City Hall.

Cristina Iglesias is a Spanish sculptor. She works with materials including steel, water, glass, bronze, bamboo and straw to offer a poetic redefining of space. She champions an approach that encourages and evokes unique modes of engagement, feelings and perception of space.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Tuesday 17 March 2020

6.30 — 8pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£20, £12