Rem Koolhaas lands 2012 Jencks Award
The annual accolade is given to individuals or practices in recognition of major international contributions to both the theory and practice of architecture.
Charles Jencks said: ‘Rem Koolhaas, more than any other architect of his generation, has built a parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture.
‘This double commitment was explicitly marked in 1999 as his twin studios, OMA and AMO, the Office of Metropolitan Architecture and the Architecture Media Organisation.
Given annually to an individual (or practice) that has recently made a major contribution internationally to both the theory and practice of architecture, the award will be presented to Koolhaas on November 20th at the RIBA in London.
The event will also feature a public lecture by Koolhaas, chaired by architectural theorist Charles Jencks.
The RIBA stated: “Through his research and experimentation as well as his built projects and literature, Rem Koolhaas consciously works to deepen and expand the intrinsic connection between architecture and contemporary culture.”
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