Royal Institute of British Architects celebrates its 175th anniversary

2009 marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). To celebrate this milestone, the Institute is looking forward to a program of special events to be held throughout the year that aims to show the breadth of their activities throughout the world of architecture, engage an even wider public and celebrate the benefits to society of good design.


A sampling of events include an online presentation of the Institute’s Gold Medal, viewable on the RIBA website. In Manchester, 175 photos of RIBA competition submissions are on display until October 5, 2009 at the CUBE Gallery, whose goal is to present emblematic public and private British architectural projects. Furthermore, a competition open to young people between the ages of 14 and 19 invites the design of the international parliament of the future.


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