30.03.2015Sikkens Prize

David Chipperfield received the Sikkens Prize yesterday afternoon at an awards ceremony held at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam.

The Sikkens Prize is one of the oldest independent art prizes in the Netherlands, celebrating the use of colour across a range of fields, primarily in art and architecture. Previous winners include Gerrit Rietveld, Le Corbusier, Donald Judd and most recently Bridget Riley. David Chipperfield is the 36th winner of the Sikkens Prize.

The jury applauded a delicate balance between colour, material and texture in the signature spatial compositions, and in his laudatory speech Professor of Architecture Christian Rapp spoke of the sensitivity to context demonstrated throughout the work of the practice.

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