The Queen has presented Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza with the RIBA Royal Gold Medal – the profession’s highest accolade in the UK
Siza is the subject of a special tribute in this week’s Architects’ Journal, including an analysis of his work introduced by AJ editor Kieran Long.
It was only the fourth time the Queen has presented the award. On this occasion, it was to mark the RIBA’s 175th anniversary.
In the video below, AJ deputy editor Christine Murray interviews Álvaro Siza on being awarded the Gold Medal.