2007 GOLD MEDALLIST TALK: ENRICO TAGLIETTI
Thursday 2 August 2007 at 6 pm
Free for RAIA Members
RSVP's essential as places are limited
Sponsored Nationally by: Armstrong
Venue: Henry Jones IXL Art Hotel, Jones and Co Function Room.
An Italian-born, regionally-based architect who saw the Australian landscape with an immigrant’s “clear vision” and helped shape Canberra as it is today has been awarded Australia’s most prestigious architecture prize - the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) Gold Medal for Architecture.
Mr Taglietti is responsible for the creation over the past 50 years of a large range of residential projects in Canberra, as well as public and commercial works ranging from schools, ambassadorial buildings and motels. His work can also be found in Melbourne and Sydney.
In awarding the prize, Mr Carey Lyon said the RAIA jury found: “Enrico Taglietti’s work is highly significant in Australian architecture, both for its individual character and for its regional base in Canberra - away from the large coastal cities of mainstream Australia.” Mr Taglietti’s work “demonstrates the architectural story of an immigrant - seeing a new country with clear vision - and he continues an important tradition of successful immigrant architects, including Harry Seidler, Frederick Romberg and, more recently, Romaldo Giurgola.”
Mr Taglietti tours Australia to speak on his experiences and architecture and will be speaking in Hobart on August 2. The RAIA Gold Medal Tour is proudly sponsored by Armstrong. He will also deliver a formal lecture, the AS Hook Address, at a date to be confirmed.
Date: Aug 2 2007 Thursday
Venue: Henry Jones IXL Art Hotel Function Room
RSVP: Lisa Roberts, 03-62141500.
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