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Charity Article 25 to auction architects’ work

Work by architects including David Adjaye, Ivan Harbour, Eva Jiricna, and Will Alsop is set to be auctioned in aid of humanitarian architecture charity Article 25

Other artists and architects taking part in the charity event include Antony Gormley, Rafael Viñoly, Terry Farrell, Ken Shuttleworth, Chris Wilkinson, Eric Parry, Chris Dyson and artist Wolfgang Buttress.

The annual event sees a 10 x10 grid laid over an area of London with each participant allocated one of the 100 squares within it.

The architect or designer then donates an artwork inspired by the buildings and public space within their square. This year the grid follows the curvature of the River Thames taking in the landmarks along its banks.

The auction will be held at the RIBA’s 66 Portland Place headquarters on 1 December and all funds raised will go towards Article 25’s projects.

Last year the sale raised more than £120,000 which has gone on to support the charity’s healthcare projects in the developing world.

Sunand Prasad, Article 25′s chair of trustees, said: ‘2015 has been an eventful year for Article 25, bringing forth extraordinary support from the architectural and wider built environment community.

‘This year’s 10x10 event will be held at the home of British architecture, the RIBA once again showcasing some of the finest artistic and architectural talent around. We hope to go beyond what we achieved in the records setting 2014 10x10 and make the 2015 10x10 the most memorable one yet so we can redouble our efforts to support vulnerable communities around the world through design and construction.’

Jane Duncan, president of the RIBA, added: ‘I am so delighted that Article 25’s 10x10 will be coming home to the RIBA. Last year’s event was absolutely spectacular, and the quality of the artwork astonishing.

‘This must be the most delightful way to support the key international work of this amazing charity. I urge you to come along – don’t miss this opportunity to network with the many keen supporters of this great charity, to enjoy an outstanding evening and to purchase unique artwork.’

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