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Royal Academy Architecture Awards Ceremony


Thursday 15 September 2022
6.30 — 8pm

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RA Dorfman Award Finalists

Clockwise from top left: dot architects, Apparata, Wallmakers, Semillas

Discover the work of the RA Dorfman Award Finalists and be the first to hear the winner plus see Renée Gailhoustet’s family receive her 2022 RA Architecture Prize medal.

Please note: this is an on-site event only

In this special event, the four finalists of the 2022 Royal Academy Dorfman Award will present their diverse practices and explain how they approach building. Expect conversations about the importance of collaboration, sustainability, communication, and community in locations from rural India to central London.

Following their presentations, the finalists will discuss the threads that link their diverse practices and the values that govern the way they approach architecture.

The event will conclude with the announcement of the winner of the RA Dorfman Award, followed by the presentation of the £10,000 prize. The RA Architecture Prize Medal will also be presented to the family of Renée Gailhoustet.

This event will be preceded by a drinks reception.

RA Dorfman Award Finalists:

Apparata (United Kingdom)
APPARATA is an architectural practice founded in 2015 by Astrid Smitham and Nicholas Lobo Brennan. Based in London, they are known for their community work emphasising collective life and the construction of buildings as a critical practice.

Dot Architects (Japan)
Dot Architects is a practice based in Osaka, Japan. Founded in 2004 by Toshikatsu Ienari and Takeshi Shakushiro, they have since evolved into an office of seven with a focus on the impact architecture has on the natural and social environment.

Semillas (Perú)
Semillas is a non-profit organization founded in Perú in 2014 by Marta Maccaglia. Consisting of an interdisciplinary team, Semillas develops architectural projects in marginalized contexts, mainly in the settlements of Lima and the rural areas of the Peruvian Amazon.

Wallmakers (India)
Vinu Daniel founded the architecture firm Wallmakers in 2007. Over the past 15 years, they have engaged with sustainability in architecture in a variety of ways, from building with mud blocks to using urban waste as a material to reduce the embodied energy in construction.

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Thursday 15 September 2022

6.30 — 8pm

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

£15, £9 Please note your ticket will include a small drinks reception before the talk

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