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Dezeen has teamed up with the Royal Academy of Arts to give away five pairs of tickets to this year’s annual architecture lecture, which will be delivered by celebrated Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi.

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Balkrishna V. Doshi pictured at his own studio, Sangath, in Ahmedabad

Apart from being one of the most influential Indian architects of the 20th century and an important collaborator of Le Corbusier, Doshi has been a key figure in the development of low-cost housing and modern city planning in India.

Dezeen is media partner for the sold-out event, which will take place on 10 July 2017 in the main galleries at the Royal Academy’s Burlington House on London’s Piccadilly from 6:45 to 8pm, coinciding with the institution’s Summer Exhibition.

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Doshi’s pioneering residential designs include Aranya Community Housing in Indore, which won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1995. Photo courtesy of Vastu Shilpa Foundation

As a speaker at the Royal Academy’s annual architecture lecture, Doshi will join a list of past speakers that includes 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-winning architects Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu, who were also the first Chinese architects to do so.

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Other designs by the architect include an experimental underground Amdavad ni Gufa Art Gallery (1995)

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

Competition closes 3 July 2017. Winners will be selected at random and notified by email, and their names will be published at the top of this page.

Visit the Royal Academy’s website to see the full architecture programme.

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