Architecture collective Assemble wins Turner Prize 2015

The jury’s decision was revealed on December 7, awarding a body of work that often deploys unconventional means, is self-initiated, self-made or self-organised, subverting typical hierarchies and procedures surrounding the realisation of architectural spaces.

 

Granby Four Streets © Assemble

Granby Four Streets © Assemble

 

The Turner Prize 2015 has been awarded to Assemble, the architecture collective. The results of the 2015 edition of the Prize were announced on the 7th of December at Tramway, Glasgow, in partnership with Tate. The £25,000 prize was presented by artist, musician and songwriter Kim Gordon during a live broadcast on Channel 4.

The jury applauded the strength of all the nominated artists’ work: Janice Kerbel, Bonnie Camplin, Nicole Wermers and Assemble, who were awarded the prize for working in tandem with communities to realise a ground-up approach to regeneration, city planning and development in opposition to corporate gentrification. (more…)