Negroni Talks #19 with Founding Director Rab Bennetts: What is the point of architecture awards?
The Negroni Talks – hosted by architects Fourthspace and sponsored by Campari – were set up to capture the lively and provocative debates that took place in the European café culture of the early twentieth century. For this talk, Rab was invited to speak and debate on the panel alongside Peter Smisek, ICON (Chair), Marcus Fairs, Dezeen, Veronica Simpson, Journalist, Fliss Childs, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.
What is the point of Architectural Awards? Is it to win more work? Boost the ego of architects? Share beautiful projects with the general public?
Quote from Rab on the night: 'There are so many awards that they're devalued. With some of them you ask the question : is it for architecture or the photography?'