David Chipperfield to receive Royal Gold Medal for architecture

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British architect David Chipperfield is to be presented with the UK's royal lifetime achievement award for achitecture on February 10.

The architect's practice has won more than 50 national and international competitions and many awards including the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Stirling Prize 2007 for the Museum of Modern Literature in Marbach am Neckar, Germany. His Neues Museum project in Berlin, in partnership with Julian Harrap, was shortlisted for the 2010 RIBA Stirling Prize.

RIBA president Ruth Reed said in a statement: "[Chipperfield's] architecture is one of calm rational elegance, he is a craftsman of delightful spaces and beautiful detailed buildings, and has carved out a career which is an inspiration to anyone seeking to work outside the boundaries of their home country."

David Chipperfield worked for prominent architects such as Richard Rogers and Norman Foster before setting up his own practice. David Chipperfield Architects now has over 180 staff members at its offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai.