Equanimity wins the CDUK Award for Architecture

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The Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition is a unique celebration of contemporary art and architecture, providing a vital platform and support for the artistic community. Each year the Royal Academy of Arts presents a number of prizes for outstanding works within the Exhibition.

We are thrilled to announce that Equanimity, made in collaboration with The Stonemasonry Company, wins the CDUK Award for Architecture for demonstrating the capacity of architecture to signal hope.

“We were delighted to be invited to exhibit our piece at the RA Summer and even more delighted to get this award.

I love how it sits with Marina Tubassum’s flood shelter. Both are stilted, triangulated structures. One pointing up: one pointing down. While we continue to believe that we can limit climate change by using low energy materials, she deals with today’s reality, lifting desperate people out of the flood waters.

The conception of the beam was a combination of engineering design and craft knowledge. Allowing the pragmatic and the scientific to rule in the design is what has lead us to make such a rarefied and arresting object with a real prospect for the future.

Thanks to the curators, the RA and of course SMC, Albion Stone Artisteel and Xylotek for making it possible.” says Steve Webb.

The RA Summer Exhibition runs until 21 August.