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Royal Conservatory Wins Prestigious 2010 International Architecture Award
July 08, 2010 | Chicago Athenaeum

MEXICAN ARCHITECTS SELECT DUBAI’S BURJ KHALIFA AND 94 NEW BUILDINGS AND URBAN PLANNING PROJECTS FROM 38 NATIONS FOR THIS YEAR’S PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARDS FOR 2010

"México City, D.F., México, July 8, 2010….The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies are pleased to announce the 2010 International Architecture Awards for the most significant new architecture designed and built worldwide.

The International Architecture Awards are bestowed to the world's most important new buildings, landscape architecture, and urban planning selected this year by a jury of Mexican Architects under the auspices of the Colegio de Arquitectos de la Cuidad de México, Sociedad de Arquitectos Méxicanos. Organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum and The Urban Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, the competition drew hundreds of submissions from over 45 countries around the world.

For 2010, ninety-five (95) new buildings and urban planning projects were selected and awarded from 38 nations including Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, The Netherlands, Norway, Palestine Territories, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, and Vietnam.

This year’s Awards represent the largest cross-section of building types from the world’s tallest skyscrapers to new corporate headquarters, office buildings, museums and cultural facilities, art galleries, sport stadiums, hospitals and healthcare centres, transportation centres, bridges, banks, urban plans, retail environments, historic renovations and restorations, theatres, airports, pavilions, schools and universities, social housing, churches and chapels, conservatories, passenger terminals, fitness centres, gardens, club houses, libraries, government and civic buildings, community centers, urban planning and renewal, monuments and memorials, masterplans, factories, sustainable design, resorts, consulates, multi-family housing, and the private home—from the built to the to be built—by the world’s most visionary architects and design firms.

The Awards will be presented and exhibited at “The City and The World” Conference in Madrid, Spain, November 4-7, 2010.

After Madrid, the exhibition is scheduled to travel in Europe and The United States.

A catalogue, “Reconstructing the Urban Landscape,” by Christian K. Narkiewicz-Laine accompanies the exhibition.

For more information, contact Mr. Lary L. Summers at lary@chicagoathenaeum.org."*

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