RGM medallists



Peix (fish sculpture)

Designer: Gehry, Frank O. (1929-); Inigo Ortiz & Enrique Len Arquitectos; Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Copyright: Christopher Hope-Fitch/RIBA British Architectural Library Photographs Collection (2008)

1990 - Aldo van Eyck

1991 - Colin Stansfield Smith

1992 - Peter Rice

1993 - Giancarlo de Carlo

1994 - Michael and Patricia Hopkins

1995 - Colin Rowe

1996 - Harry Seidler

1997 - Tadao Ando

1998 - Oscar Niemeyer

1999 - Barcelona














RGM in historical context - world events in this decade

 1990 Iraq invaded Kuwait which resulted in the subsequent Gulf War in 1991. 
  Nelson Mandela was freed from a South African prison.
 1991 Croatia and Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia, an announcement which was followed by the subsequent Yugoslav Wars. 
  The tallest building in the UK, 1 Canary Wharf, designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates, Adamson Associates, and Frederick Gibberd Coombes & Partners was completed. At 244 meters above sea level, the building can be seen from up to 30 miles away.
  The World Wide Web was introduced for home use. 
  After the Moscow Coup and the signing of the Belavezha Accords (and the subsequent Alma-Ata Protocol), the Soviet Union dissolved and established the Commonwealth of Independent States.
 1994 The Channel Tunnel which connects the UK and France was opened. 
 1996 Oscar Niemeyer completed the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, one of the city’s main landmarks. 
 1997 The Labour Party took control of Great Britain for first time in 20 years. 
  Princess Diana was killed in a car accident in Paris. 
  The first thatched building since the Great Fire of London in 1666, and a replica of the Elizabethan original, the new Globe opened in Bankside in the shade of the first Shakespeare’s Globe.
  Dolly the sheep, the first cloned mammal was announced to the press.
 1998 The Belfast Agreement (also known as the Good Friday Agreement) was signed by UK and Irish politicians, committing to a peaceful resolution of the territorial dispute between the Republic of Ireland and the UK over Northern Ireland. 
 1999 The London Eye designed by architects David Marks and Julia Barfield opened to the public.
  The Millennium Dome, London, designed by Richard Rogers was completed.