The pritzker prize, also known as the ‘Nobel Prize for Architecture’, is an annual recognition of an architect in life. It is sponsored by the American Foundation Hyatt and rewards those who have demonstrated through their projects, the different facets of their talent, contributing with their work to the enrichment of humanity. It is the architecture award with the highest international prestige.
Today in COOLthelifestyle We are going to tell you what this ceremony consists of and who were the last 10 architects to obtain the award.
A little history
The Pritzker Prize was created by Jay A. Pritzker in 1979. The awards ceremony has been promoted by his family over the years, giving the award once a year to a living architect from any country who, as we have mentioned, has shown the different facets through his works of his talent in the field.
One of the main requirements to be worthy of the trophy is to demonstrate a high level of creativity in the design, as well as presenting functional projects and of a good quality in the construction.
The first woman to win the Pritzker Prize was Zaha Hadid in 2004. The annual prize are 100.000 euros. The ceremony is held every year in different parts of the world.
The last 10 architects to obtain the ‘Nobel for architecture’
2012, Wang Shu
2013, Toyo Ito
2014, Shigeru Ban
2015, Frei Otto
2016, Alejandro Aravena
2017, RCR Arquitectes (Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramón Vilalta)
2018, Balkrishna Doshi
2019, Arata Isozaki
2020, Grafton Architects (Shelley McNamara y Yvonne Farrell)
2021, Anne Lacaton y Jean-Philippe Vassal
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