King of Prussia Gold Medal for architecture

There is coverage in The Times on Saturday 24 November of the King of Prussia Gold Medal for architecture.

You can read the article on The Times website

King of Prussia Gold Medal

King of Prussia Gold Medal

The 2012 winner of the King of Prussia Gold Medal was Julian Vallis of HMDW Architect Ltd, for major repairs and conservation works to the brick and terracotta at The Chapel Royal, North Street, Brighton.  There is also a full description of the winning scheme by HMDW architects at this link  2012 Gold Medal WINNER – Chapel Royal Brighton – HMDW Architects

The medal was presented by Prince Nicholas von Preussen at an  award ceremony held at Westminster Cathedral Hall on Thursday 1 November.

The Gold Medal was the gift of King Freidrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia in 1857 who was highly impressed with British  Victorian church architecture.

It was originally presented  to the Incorporated Church Building Society in 1857. The medal has been presented annually to architects for repair and conservation projects since 1984 when the medal was re-discovered during an office move.  The work of the Incorporated Church Building Society is now administered by the National Churches Trust and the award is  sponsored jointly by the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association and the National Churches Trust and is open to any Christian denomination.

Photos of the King of Prussia Gold Medal and also of the Presidents’ Award Chalice can be viewed on our flickr site.

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