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Category: Exhibitions
Date:     02 June 2009
Time:     09:57 AM


Press Contact – Julia Davies, 0113 234 1335;
Picture This!
RIBA Competitions celebrates 175 Years
with 175 photographic images

10 July to 5 October 2009
CUBE Gallery, 113 - 115 Portland Street, Manchester 

2009 marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). To 
celebrate this milestone and the remarkable buildings which have resulted from architectural 
competitions the CUBE Gallery in Manchester is exhibiting 175 images of RIBA competition winning 

The RIBA organises and runs competitions to encourage excellence in design. It does so for a wide 
range of clients – both public and private – which have resulted in a variety of landmark projects and 
iconic structures. These range from major public projects such as London’s Millennium Bridge, The 
Sage Gateshead, Baltic and Wembley Stadium to the Urban Splash Tutti Frutti housing project and 
smaller structures, such as the De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill on Sea and the Swivelling Wind Shelter 
in Blackpool.  

The RIBA Competitions Office, established in Leeds over 25 years ago, holds a photographic 
archive of past projects from which images for the exhibition will be drawn. 

Speaking about the exhibition, Louise Harrison, RIBA Competitions Manager, said “We have a 
fantastic archive of amazing images and have grasped this opportunity to share them.  We have tried 
to capture the spirit of what competitions are all about and hope visitors enjoy our eclectic collection.”

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Notes to editors:

	For further information regarding the exhibition please contact Julia Davies, Marketing 
Executive, RIBA on 0113 234 1335 or

	To request a press pass or invitation to the private view on 9 July please email

	CUBE is located at 113 - 115 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 6FB.  Tel: +44 [0] 161 237 
5525.  Fax: +44 [0] 161 236 5815.  Email:  Admission to the exhibitions is free.  
The opening times are Mon-Fri 12-5:30pm, Saturdays 12-5pm and Sundays closed.

	2009 marks the 175th Anniversary of the founding of the RIBA. In celebration the Institute 
has planned a programme of special events which look back with pride on some of the most 
significant achievements of the past while also looking forward to the years ahead.  We aim to use 
our position as the home of architecture in the UK to engage an even wider audience in the vitally 
important architectural issues which have such a large influence on the way we live and work both 
now and in the future.   By raising our profile in this anniversary year we will demonstrate better the 
breadth of our activities and convey our passion for good design in the built environment.  For further 
information visit

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