2022 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture

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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed that Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi will be the recipient of the 2022 Royal trophy. 

Highlights:

The excellence, approved by Her Majesty The Queen and awarded every year since 1848, is given to architects or practices to recognize a lifetime’s work and, therefore, impact the evolution of the sector and the built atmosphere.
Balkrishna Doshi has had a significant impact on developing India’s architecture through a pioneering interplay of modernism and vernacular that translated into structures that have lasted for over six decades, remembering local culture, context, and craft.
One of the foremost renowned Indian architects, the 2018 Pritzker Laureate, has forged a definite architectural philosophy and expression, informed by modernist values and native traditions.
His urban planning strategies and social housing projects brought him international recognition, further solidified by his academic work as a professor at various universities worldwide.
His work spans a spread of programs and scales, including administrative and cultural buildings, educational facilities, housing developments, and residential buildings. 
These projects include Shreyas composite school Campus, Ahmedabad School of Architecture, Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, Aranya Low-Cost Housing.

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