Canadian architect launches new architecture prize

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The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Foundation announces the new architectural prize called the Moriyama RAIC International Prize.

The prize was established by Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama together with the foundation. To be awarded every two years, the prize consists of C$100,000 and a sculpture designed by Canadian designer Wei Yew.

“My hope is that this prize will raise not only the stature of the RAIC internationally, but also the stature of Canada, and inspire Canadians and Canadian architects to aspire higher,” said Moriyama.

The prize is open to any architect, firm, or collaboration in the world for an outstanding building or project. It may also be granted to a non-architect for an exceptional contribution to architecture. The winner will be selected through an open, juried competition.

Submissions are due by August 1, 2014. The first award ceremony takes place in Toronto on October 11, 2014.

In addition, three students of Canadian schools of architecture will each receive ‎scholarships of C$5,000. They will be chosen on the basis of a written essay.

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Photo: Courtesy of Courtesy of Moriyama &Teshima Architects

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