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Lisbon Architecture Triennale
12 Sep – 15 Dec 2013

Close, Closer is a series of exhibitions and public programmes which aims to challenge and question the role of the architect in contemporary society. We are initiating a discussion around this fast-changing landscape and your input is critical. How can we get closer? It's over to you!

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Lisbon Triennale Millennium BCP Lifetime Achievement Award

  • About

    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).

  • Juries

    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

    For full bios please click here.

  • Prize

    © 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

    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.