Friday, March 2, 2012

Chinese architect bags Pritzker Prize

For the first time, Pritzker Architecture Prize, considered as the Nobel prize in architecture, has been awarded to Wang Shu (48) a Chinese, for “producing an architecture that is timeless, deeply rooted in its context and yet universal.”
The jury observed that the award “represents a significant step in acknowledging the role that China will play in the development of architectural ideals.”
Equally important is the fact that, after a long time, the prize has moved away from “architecture of the spectacular” to architecture that “is a matter of everyday life.”

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