What is the significance of the Royal Gold Medal to Sir Nicholas Grimshaw?
What was the turning point in his career?
What advice would he give to the next generation of architects?
Is it possible to have an architecture beyond style?
In a revealing dialogue with RIBA Journal editor Hugh Pearman, celebrated architect Sir Nicholas Grimshaw reflects on his influential career and discusses what it means to receive the 2019 Royal Gold Medal. The event also includes the UK premiere of 'Some Kind of Joy', a film telling the inside story of Grimshaw with brand-new, specially commissioned footage to celebrate the Royal Gold Medal.
Playing a leading role in British architecture for more than half a century, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw is arguably best-known for the landmark International Terminal at London’s Waterloo station and the visionary Eden Project in Cornwall.
Given in recognition of a lifetime’s work, the Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by Her Majesty The Queen and is given to a person or group of people who have had a significant influence 'either directly or indirectly on the advancement of architecture'.
Part of the Royal Gold Medal 2019 programme, sponsored by Arper.