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ND School of Architecture awards Manzano Prize

first_imgAustralian-born architect Donald Gray has been named the 2015 recipient of the Rafael Manzano Martos Prize for Classical Architecture and Monument Restoration, an annual award presented by the Notre Dame School of Architecture and the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust.According to a Notre Dame press release, Gray is a Spanish citizen and works out of La Alpujarra. Some of his notable architectural work includes the Urbanización La Virginia in Marbella, Spain; Las Lomas del Marbella Club, a city hall in Pitres, Spain; and the Hotel La Tartana in Granada, Spain. According to a separate release from the Notre Dame School of Architecture, his work is generally referenced as the “Marbella architectural ensembles” and has contributed greatly to “the enrichment and recovery of Andalusian architecture.”“Donald Gray began his career at a time when appreciation for traditional building was at one of the lowest points, and he has succeeded in creating new spaces that inspire and celebrate the traditions of how we live together and how we build,” Michael Lykoudis, the Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean of Architecture, said. “His story is one of heroism as he persevered undaunted by the popular infatuation with the avant-garde and the often castigating eye of the architectural establishment.”According to the press release, the Manzano Prize honors architects “who defend and preserve vernacular architecture and reinforce Spain’s architectural heritage.” Architects “of any nationality, who submit works that respect the landscape and urbanism of Spanish cities, can be candidates for” the prize. The award is named in honor of Rafael Manzano Martos, a Cadiz-born architect who spent his career working towards “the preservation of the architectural and urban heritage of Spain through both the restoration and design of new architecture based on this heritage.”The origins of the Manzano Prize formed in 2010, when Manzano received the Richard H. Driehaus Prize from Notre Dame and met with Driehaus in Chicago. Dreihaus, according to the press release, was named by Barron’s magazine as one of the top 25 influential financiers of the twentieth century. He has been named an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando “in recognition of his work to preserve the Spanish heritage and his outstanding patronage.” He is the eighth recipient of that title and the first U.S. citizen to receive the honor.According to the press release, Gray will receive 50,000 euros in award money and a medal during the prize ceremony, which will take place on Oct. 28 in Madrid. The Manzano prize is known as “the most generous in Spain in terms of its prize money.” Additionally, the prize establishes a two-day seminar to be held at a later time. This year’s seminar, “Architecture and Humanism,” directly addressed architects and encouraged them to use their occupation as a means of enhancing the quality of life for those they serve, a relevant theme in light of Pope Francis’ recent encyclical, “Laudato Si.”“The ceremony will be held at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando,” MaryBeth Zachariades, communications program director for Notre Dame’s School of Architecture, said. “The ceremony will include remarks from prize juror and [Notre Dame] alumna Melissa DelVecchio, on behalf of Dean Michael Lykoudis, juror Léon Krier, Richard Driehaus and Donald Gray.”“As a classical architecture school devoted to the idea of humanism, we believe in and teach the enduring values that traditional architecture and urbanism embody,” Lykoudis said. “Mr. Gray has made an extraordinary contribution to the idea of the inseparability of urbanism and architecture. His work embodies the Vitruvian values of beauty, utility and durability — all of which are necessary for the cultivation and sustainability of the built and natural environments.”Tags: Donald Gray, Rafael Manzano Martos Prize, Richard Driehaus, School of Architecture, spanish architecturelast_img read more

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32Red nets Leeds United centenary sponsorship

first_img StumbleUpon Share Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Related Articles Championship football club Leeds United has confirmed that it has secured a two-year extension with Kindred Group Plc promoting the firms 32Red brand.Online bookmaker 32Red will serve as Leeds United official shirt sponsor for the Yorkshire club’s upcoming centenary season.The agreement sees 32Red continue its existing relationship Leeds United, first established in 2016.Leeds United Executive Director Paul Bell said: “We are pleased to continue our journey with 32Red and this latest extension represents one of the largest commercial agreements in our history, which is testament to the outstanding value that we continue to deliver for our sponsors.“We have exciting plans for the rest of our centenary season and we are thrilled that 32Red will be involved in what we hope will be a historic kit.”In addition, Kindred Group flagship brand Unibet will also be used as our official match kit sponsor for Leeds United’s upcoming pre-season tour of Australia where the bookmaker holds an established market presence.Neil Banbury, UK General Manager at Kindred Group, said: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with Leeds United and extremely proud to see the 32Red brand adorn the teams colours into the club’s centenary season.“At Kindred Group we are committed to reinventing the sports sponsorship model, so it benefits the entire community and we look forward to working with Leeds through both our 32Red and Unibet brands to support the Leeds community and continue to build on our successful history together.” Leeds United nets record breaking SBOTOP sponsorship for EPL comeback August 11, 2020 Share Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk  August 10, 2020 Submitlast_img read more