RGM 2009 Videos


RGM 2009 Lecture

The 2009 Royal Gold Medallist Alvaro Siza's lecture to a sell-out audience in the RIBA’s Jarvis Hall on the evening of Wednesday 25 February.

RGM 2009 Lecture part 1
RGM 2009 Lecture part 2
RGM 2009 Lecture part 3
RGM 2009 Lecture part 4
RGM 2009 Lecture part 5
RGM 2009 Lecture part 6
RGM 2009 Lecture part 7
RGM 2009 Lecture part 8

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4:40 mins

Alvaro Siza RGM Film

The RIBA’s Head of Awards Tony Chapman spent more than two hours in conversation with Alvaro Siza to produce this short film about his buildings.

RGM Film Alvaro Siza

7:50 mins

175th Anniversary Poem

RIBA President Sunand Prasad reads the poem "Frozen Music" by Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, commissioned to celebrate the RIBA's 175th Anniversary.

175th Anniversary Poem Frozen Music

2:39 mins

Alvaro Siza RGM acceptance

Alvaro Siza was only the 4th Medallist to be presented with the Royal Gold Medal by Her Majesty the Queen: a ceremony which cannot not be filmed.

Siza acceptance part 1
Siza acceptance part 2

4:45 mins
4:50 mins


The formal citation for the Royal Gold Medallist was written by the RIBA President Sunand Prasad on behalf of the Honours Committee which he chairs.

Citation part 1
Citation part 2

5:48 mins
4:19 mins

Drawing Presentation

The Medallist traditionally presents an original drawing to the RIBA to be housed in its drawings collections at the V&A Museum.

Drawing Presentation full video

2:12 mins

Student Crits

The winners of the previous year’s Silver, Bronze and Dissertation awards in the President’s Medals traditionally present their work for criticism by the Royal Gold Medallist.

Student Crits Bronze
Student Crits Silver
Student Crits Dissertation

6:18 mins
5:47 mins
6:41 mins

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