Herzog & de Meuron win 2015 RIBA Jencks Award
LONDON, UK, 19 August 2015 – The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today announced Herzog & de Meuron as winners of the 2015 RIBA Jencks Award. The award is given to an architectural firm or an individual that has recently made a major contribution internationally to both the theory and practice of architecture. The award will be presented on Thursday 29 October at the RIBA in London, where Jacques Herzog will also give a public lecture chaired by Charles Jencks.

Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron said:

"We are delighted to be the winners of this year’s RIBA Jencks Award. We feel especially happy about that prize since it honours theory as well as practice. Despite the many texts and books we have published, we still have doubts about the longevity of texts written by architects. The title of a few books may be remembered over time – the relevance of their content, though, ages faster than expected... We therefore always did our best not to separate theory from the built work. Buildings don't follow theory but the best buildings always allow for theoretical interpretations of all kinds."