Architects jointly win 2017 grand award for architecture for Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and Geneva Airport drawings
Herzog & de Meuron and Richard Rogers have been named joint winners of the Royal Academy of Arts’ summer exhibition prize for outstanding architecture.
Drawings from the two practices were picked from scores of exhibits to receive the Turkishceramics Grand Award for Architecture.
Herzog & de Meuron’s floorplan for level 17 of the practice’s Elbphilarmonie Hamburg and a Rogers plan for Geneva Airport were selected as joint exemplary works of architecture, and will share a £10,000 prize.
Turkishceramics chairman Bahadir Kayan said 2017 architecture exhibition curator Farshid Moussavi’s call for construction coordination drawings had brought together an outstanding show that “unveils the unseen beyond models and images”.
“Congratulations to Lord Rogers of Riverside and Herzog & de Meuron, who got to share the prize this year, for their outstanding submissions,” he said.
The winners beat competition in the exhibition from practices including Amanda Levete’s AL_A, Will Alsop and David Adjaye.
Japanese architect Yuji Tanabe also won a £5,000 emerging-talent prize sponsored by consultant Arup for his Flower Apartment design in the Chiba Prefecture district of Tsudanuma.
Arup’s London group leader for buildings Nigel Tonks said Tanabe’s approach to layering information authentically conveyed a “feeling of space” in what was a simple apartment building.