Lisbon Triennale Millennium BCP Lifetime Achievement Award
Now in its third edition, this award distinguishes a person or practice whose work and ideas have been influential and continue to have a profound effect on architectural thinking and practice today.
The announcement and award ceremony will take place as part of the Close, Closer closing weekend programme (12–15 Dec). On this occasion, the winner will be presented with the prize, an original artwork by a leading contemporary artist.
Given based on criteria of preeminence in contributions to the field of architecture and spatial practice, previous recipients of the award were Vittorio Gregotti (2007) and Álvaro Siza Vieira (2010).
Beatrice Galilee (UK), chief curator of Close, Closer
Gonçalo Byrne (PT), architect and lecturer
Guilherme Wisnik (BR), architect, lecturer, author and curator of the 10th São Paulo Architecture Biennale
Juhani Pallasmaa (FI), architect and lecturer
Mónica Gili (ES), art historian and director of Gustavo Gili publisher
Taro Igarashi (JP), architect, architecture critic and curator, artistic director of the 2013 Aichi Triennale
William Menking (US), architect, founder and editor of The Architect’s Newspaper
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© Fernanda Fragateiro
This year's prize will be an original artwork by Portuguese visual artist Fernanda Fragateiro.
About the artist
Fernanda Fragateiro (1962) lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. In her wide-ranging work, Fragateiro explores space in its various phenomenological manifestations - architectural, sculptural, private, public, temporal, socially determined, gender-defined – via works of sculpture, installation and outdoor interventions. Her work has been exhibited at Centre Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris (2013), Modern Art Centre, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (2012), at Dublin Contemporary (2011), at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale (2010) and in public institutions and museums such as the Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander (2009); IVAM, Valencia (2008); Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon (2007); Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela (2006); Serralves Foundation, Porto (2005); Fundación 'La Caixa', Caixa Forum, Barcelona (2004); Culturgest, Lisbon (2003); and Künstlerwerkstatt, Munich (1997).
Kenneth Frampton wins Lisbon Triennale Millennium BCP Lifetime Achievement Award.
Born in the United Kingdom in 1930, he was trained as an architect at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Over the course of his career, he has written countless books and essays on architecture. He is currently the Ware Professor of Architecture at the GSAPP, Columbia University in New York.
The award ceremony will take place at Belém Cultural Centre during the first fortnight of January, on a date to be announced shortly, and will include a lecture by the winner.