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Architects honored in Europe US

on Thursday,May 20,2010 19:05

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The award season for architects is heating up, both domestically and overseas.

The Royal Institute of British Architects recognized architectural excellence in 102 buildings in the UK and Europe on May 19 in London.

The award-winning buildings include such eclectic creations as a small circular toilet for bus drivers in London, the Neues Museum in Berlin and an energy substation built for the 2012 Olympics.

Public spaces were also recognized and 17 awards went to schools and universities. The most-honored architectural firm was Rick Mathers Architects, which was recognized for four of its projects: the Ashmolean Museum, Corpus Christi College, LJMU Art & Design Academy and Towner.

Earlier this week, the Pritzker Architecture Prizes were presented in New York to Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa. The Pritzker dinner and awards ceremony was held at the Immigration Museum on historic Ellis Island. Among the duo's buildings are the Glass Pavilion of the Toledo Museum of Art and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City.

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