Arper continues to passionately support the Royal Institute of British Architects’ initiatives and awards. 2018 will see Arper and the RIBA collaborate on a number of engaging initiatives.
This year-long partnership launches on 1st February with a full day programme of events in celebration of the 2018 Royal Gold Medal and the 2018 RIBA International and Honorary Fellows. The day will conclude with a panel debate in honour of the late Neave Brown, recipient of the 2018 Royal Gold Medal, the UK’s highest honour for architecture.
Duna 02 have been chosen for this occasion.
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'.
The celebrated Modernist architect Neave Brown (1929-2018) has been awarded for his critical contribution to social housing. Brown believed every home should have its own front door opening directly on to a network of routes and streets that make up a city, as well as its own private external space, open to the sky in the form of a roof garden or terrace.
Over the course of the year Arper will be a proud sponsor of one of RIBA’s headline exhibitions, hosted at RIBA’s headquarters, followed by the RIBA National Award winners summer party, celebrating the UK’s best new architecture. Finally, in the autumn, Arper will participate as furniture supporter in the internationally renowned RIBA Stirling Prize, which honours the UK’s best new building.