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Brasilia architect Oscar Niemeyer wins Gold Medal

Oscar Niemeyer, architect of Brasilia, is the RIBA Royal Gold Medallist for 1998. Niemeyer, 91, has beaten names thought to include Frank Gehry and Cesar Pelli. His merits were debated by a jury chaired by institute president David Rock and including Sir Michael Hopkins, Professor Peter Carolin, Ian Latham, Amanda Levete, Stuart Lipton and Professor Robert Maxwell.

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