Award: Kenneth Frampton Wins the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement
26th May 2018, Ca’ Giustinian, Venice, Italy
DATE: 19/4/2018
Docomomo International congratulates the architect Kenneth Frampton for being announced the Golden Lion winner. 

"Kenneth Frampton Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

The acknowledgment will be awarded to Kenneth Frampton on May 26th, 2018 at Ca’ Giustinian, the headquarters of La Biennale di Venezia.

The English architect, historian, critic and educator Kenneth Frampton is the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.
The decision was made by the Board of La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, upon recommendation of the Curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara.

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara suggested the name of the recipient with the following comments:
«Through his work, Kenneth Frampton occupies a position of extraordinary insight and intelligence combined with a unique sense of integrity. He stands out as the voice of truth in the promotion of key values of architecture and its role in society. His humanistic philosophy in relation to architecture is embedded in his writing and he has consistently argued for this humanistic component throughout all the various ‘movements’ and trends often misguided in architecture in the 20th and 21st century.»
«His experience as a practicing architect has given him a deep understanding of the process of designing and crafting buildings. This makes him both more sympathetic and more critical of the various forms of the practice of architecture. His consistent values in relation to the impact of architecture on society, together with his intellectual generosity, position him as a uniquely important presence in the world of architecture.»
The President of La Biennale di Venezia Paolo Baratta stated:
«There is no student of the faculties of architecture who is unfamiliar with his Modern Architecture: A Critical History. The Golden Lion goes this year to a “maestro”, and in this sense it is also intended to be a recognition of the importance of the critical approach to the teaching of architecture.»"
(by La Biennale di Venezia)

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