Balkrishna Doshi wins 2022 RIBA Royal Gold Medal

balkrishna doshi portrait

Breaking news: Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi has been awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Royal Gold Medal for 2022.

Awarded annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and personally approved by the Queen, the Royal Gold Medal celebrates those who have shaped the “advancement of architecture”.

Doshi was selected in recognition of his 70-year career and over 100 built projects that have influenced the direction of architecture in India.

“I am pleasantly surprised and deeply humbled to receive the Royal Gold Medal from the Queen of England,” said Doshi, who founded his studio called Sangath in 1980.

“The news of this award brought back memories of my time working with Le Corbusier in 1953 when he had just received the news of getting the Royal Gold Medal,” he continued.

“Today, six decades later I feel truly overwhelmed to be bestowed with the same award as my guru, Le Corbusier – honouring my six decades of practice.”

More to follow.

The photo of Doshi is by Edmund Sumner.

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