The annual Jencks Award is given to an individual, or practice, that has recently made a major contribution internationally to both the theory and practice of architecture. This year's winner Benedetta Tagliabue is an international architect who has carved out a reputation for an architecture fused with a passion for landscape and design.
Among Tagliabue’s most notable projects are the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh, Diagonal Mar Park and the Santa Caterina Market both in Barcelona. She studied architecture at the Istituto di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) and currently acts as director of architecture firm EMBT Miralles Tagliabue, founded in 1994 with her late husband and partner Enric Miralles.
She has won numerous international awards in the fields of public space and design, including the RIBA Stirling Best Building Award in 2001 for The Scottish Parliament. Tagliabue is also visiting professor at Harvard University, Columbia University and Barcelona ETSAB, lecturing regularly at architecture forums and universities around the world.
In this lecture, Tagliabue presents her key projects and reflects on the inspirations behind her work and those in future. The award will be presented as part of the event chaired by Charles Jencks – designer, author and broadcaster.
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD
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