RIBA announces 2016 Royal Gold Medal events featuring Dame Zaha Hadid, Sir Peter Cook, Grayson Perry and Kevin McCloud

For the first time ever, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is putting together a packed programme of special events, keynote addresses and master classes, to recognise the extraordinary talent rewarded with the 2016 Royal Gold Medal and RIBA fellowships.

The 2016 Royal Gold Medal week event programme, sponsored by Italian furniture manufacturer Arper, features:

Monday 1 February 2016

Keynote address by Sir Peter Cook, founder of Archigram.

Presentation of the 2016 RIBA International and Honorary Fellowships.

Master classes, 10am-4.30pm, with RIBA Honorary and International Fellows:

  • Bjarke Ingels, architect, BIG
  • Grayson Perry CBE, artist
  • Martha Thorne, Executive Director, The Pritzker Prize and Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design, Madrid  
  • Yvonne Farrell, architect, Grafton Architects

Tuesday 2 February 2016

2016 Royal Gold Medal lecture by Dame Zaha Hadid

Master classes, 10am-4.30pm, with RIBA Honorary and International Fellows:

  • Jonathan Meades, writer, journalist, film-maker
  • Kevin McCloud MBE, designer, writer and television presenter 
  • Peter Stutchbury, architect, Peter Stutchbury Architecture
  • Peter Wilson, architect, Bolles + Wilson

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Presentation of the 2016 Royal Gold Medal to Dame Zaha Hadid

Tickets to the 2016 Royal Gold Medal Week events are now on sale, at

Notes to editors

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Posted on Thursday 19th November 2015

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