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PORTLAND AIA AWARDS

When the University of Oregon made plans with longtime athletics benefactor Phil Knight, chairman of Nike, to build a new study center for student athletes on the Eugene campus, the stated goal was to create a building of striking beauty that celebrates the landscape. The resulting John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes is a gleaming glass cuboid set against a reflecting pool, impressing passersby with its sculptural presence while providing abundant outdoor views to the select athletes within.

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DAVID CHIPPERFIELD - ROYAL GOLD MEDAL

Sir David Chipperfield is the 2011 recipient of the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Chipperfield was nominated for the honor by David Adjaye, RIBA President Ruth Reed, and Deborah Saunt. —Editor

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STIRLING PRIZE 2010 SHORTLIST

The Stirling Prize for 2010 goes to MAXXI by Zaha Hadid Architects, chosen from a shortlist of six outstanding projects. Here is more information about each of the five other finalists. —Editor

Project: Neues Museum Restoration

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HADID - MAXXI - STIRLING PRIZE 2010

In the Flaminio district of Rome, a sinuous concrete building stands on a quiet street. This is the home of MAXXI, the Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo (National Museum of 21st Century Art).

Designed by Zaha Hadid, MAXXI has received the Stirling Prize for 2010 from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

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