Royal Gold Medal awarded to architect Balkrishna Doshi

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Famous architect Balkrishna Doshi was conferred the prestigious Royal Gold Medal 2022, one of the world’s highest honours for architecture.

  • The Gold Medal was presented by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

  • Doshi is the only Indian to have been awarded both the Royal Gold Medal and the Pritzker Architecture Prize, which is often referred to as the Nobel Prize of architecture.

  • He is credited with designing some of the most iconic structures in Ahmedabad.

  • Some of his major projects include Shreyas Comprehensive School Campus, Ahmedabad, Atira Guest House, Ahmedabad, The Institute of Indology, Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad School of Architecture, Tagore Hall and Memorial Theatre, Ahmedabad, Premabhai Hall, Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, Kanoria Centre.

  • In 2020, he was also awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in India, for his contribution to the field of architecture.

  • He is also the recipient of the French ‘Global Award for Lifetime Achievement for Sustainable Architecture' by the Institut Francais d’architecture, Paris.

  • About Royal Gold Medal

  • The Royal Gold Medal for architecture is awarded annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects on behalf of the British monarch for contribution to international architecture. 

  • The medal was first awarded in 1848 to Charles Robert Cockerell.

  • Its second recipient was the Italian Luigi Canina in 1849. 

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