2018 Pritzker Prize Winner

Time to revive some Architectural content!

A bit late to share this but, every year in May there’s an Architect that is awarded the prestigious “Pritzker Prize”.

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What is the Pritzker Prize?

“To honor a living architect or architects whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision, and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture. “Source

A Brief History of the Pritzker Prize

“Jay and Cindy Pritzker believed that a meaningful prize would encourage and stimulate not only a greater public awareness of buildings but also would inspire greater creativity within the architectural profession.”Source

It’s almost the Nobel Peace Prize equivalent for Architecture, as a lot of the rewards that come with the Prize are similar to the former.

Trivia!

Only one woman has earned the Pritzker Prize as a solo Architect. Other women that have been awarded have been part of a team or a duo, I’ve written about her before on here: Zaha Hadid.

2018’s Pritzker Winner: Balkrishna Doshi

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While I’m not overly familiar with Doshi’s work. I appreciate his manifesto in which architecture should be socio-centric with an emphasis on it’s usage versus the flashiness of the architecture. He sticks to sustainability while focusing on the actual context of his work.  While I love flashy otherworldly architecture, I definitely have an affinity for simple, straightforward usable space. I also have an affinity for Architect’s who use their history and culture to influence their work.

You can read more about Doshi on the Pritzer Prize website found here.


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