Dezeen Magazine

Competition: win tickets to the RA's annual architecture lecture with Grafton Architects

For the latest Dezeen competition, we've teamed up with the Royal Academy of Arts to give readers the chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to a lecture with Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, founders of Grafton Architects and curators of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018.

This competition is now closed. Congratulations to the winners, which are Adrian Doherty from London, UK, Darren Reynolds from London, UK, Ioannis Panairlis from London, UK, Ilias Mavropoulos from London, UK and Claire Collett from London, UK.

See more competitions with great prizes currently on Dezeen ›

Dezeen is media partner for the 28th annual architecture lecture, which takes place at the Royal Academy in London on 16 July 2018, as part of the programme for this year's Summer Exhibition.
University Luigi Bocconi, designed by Grafton Architects.
The architects will talk about their projects, including the Universita Luigi Bocconi School of Economics in Milan. Photograph is by Federico Brunetti

It will be the first chance to hear Farrell and McNamara speak in the UK since the opening of the Venice Biennale in May. It will see the duo discuss the exhibition theme Freespace, which they describe as a celebration of generosity in architecture, in relation to their own work.

Projects likely to feature include the Universita Luigi Bocconi School of Economics in Milan, Italy, and the UTEC University in Lima, Peru, which won them the inaugural RIBA International Award.

Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia by Grafton Architects
Other projects likely to feature include the UTEC University in Lima, Peru, which won the inaugural RIBA International Award

The lecture takes place in the new Benjamin West Lecture Theatre – created during David Chipperfield's renovation of the Royal Academy's Burlington Gardens building – from 6:30 to 8pm on 16 July 2018.

Previous speakers at the annual architecture lecture include Norman Foster, Hans Hollein, Alvaro Siza, Peter Zumthor, Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Liz Diller and Rem Koolhaas.

Last year's lecture was given by Pritzker Prize winner Balkrishna V Doshi, one of the most influential Indian architects of the 20th century and an important collaborator of Le Corbusier. It saw him reflect on 70 years of pioneering architectural projects.

Five winners will each receive a pair of tickets to the talk. Winners must provide their own transport and accommodation.

Tickets can also be purchased online, with general admission for £25 and concessions at £15. Tickets include a drinks reception and private view to the 250th Summer Exhibition curated this year by artist Grayson Perry.

Competition closes 12 July 2018. Five winners will each win a pair of tickets, and will be selected at random and notified by email, and their names will be published at the top of this page.