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Old April 13th, 2009, 07:40 PM   #1
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The Pritzker Prize

The Pritzker Prize was founded in 1979 by Jay and Cindy Pritzker of Chicago, who funded it as a foundation through their family business, the Hyatt Corporation. The original stated goal of the prize was to push architecture and architects into the public’s awareness and to support the notion that buildings have a real influence on people’s lives. The prize was designed to honour architects for their complete body of built work.

Since 1979, every year an independent jury of about eight people—composed of critics, practicing architects, and patrons of the arts—has decided upon the winner. There are no set terms for jurors, who become part of the jury by invitation and step down when they wish. Notable jurors have included J. Carter Brown, former director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; Italian businessman Giovanni Agnelli; architectural critic Ada Louise Huxtable; art historian Kenneth Clark; and major architects such as Philip Johnson (the first recipient of the prize), Maki Fumihiko, Frank O. Gehry, and Cesar Pelli.

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Pritzker Prize Goes to Peter Zumthor
April 12, 2009



http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/13/ar...tzker.html?hpw

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He is not a celebrity architect, not one of the names that show up on shortlists for museums and concert hall projects or known beyond architecture circles. He hasn’t designed many buildings; the one he is best known for is a thermal spa in an Alpine commune. And he has toiled in relative obscurity for the last 30 years in a remote village in the Swiss mountains.

But on Monday the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor is to be named the winner of the 2009 Pritzker Prize, the highest recognition for architects.

“He has conceived his method of practice almost as carefully as each of his projects,” the citation from the nine-member Pritzker jury says. “He develops buildings of great integrity — untouched by fad or fashion. Declining a majority of the commissions that come his way, he only accepts a project if he feels a deep affinity for its program, and from the moment of commitment, his devotion is complete, overseeing the project’s realization to the very last detail.”

For Mr. Zumthor, 65, winning the Pritzker, which is awarded annually to a living architect and regarded as architecture’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize, is a kind of vindication. “You can do your work, you do your thing, and it gets recognized,” he said in a telephone interview from Haldenstein, the Swiss village where he lives and works...
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Old April 14th, 2009, 01:22 PM   #2
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Last year, it goes to Jean Nouvel, a French architect.

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Last year, it goes to Jean Nouvel, a French architect.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Nouvel
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And feel free to post comments about your favorites among the past winners.
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This is great! I've had the opportunity to study his work and he really deserves it. Visiting the thermal baths he designed is still on my to do list.
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Old April 14th, 2009, 05:26 PM   #5
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This is great! I've had the opportunity to study his work and he really deserves it. Visiting the thermal baths he designed is still on my to do list.
Unlike you, I wasn't very familiar with his work until now. I agree with you. It is good to know that the prize went to him, even though many people were unfamiliar with his work. Apparently, the jurors knew their stuff.
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Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigemand Ramon Vilalta Receive the 2017 Pritzker Architecture Prize






Landscape and architecture are united to create buildings that are intimately connected to place and time.
Chicago, IL (March 1, 2017)—Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta have been selected as the 2017 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates, announced Tom Pritzker, Chairman of Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the award that is known internationally as architecture’s highest honor.

The three architects, originating from Olot, in the Catalonian region of Spain, have worked together collaboratively since founding their firm RCR Arquitectes, in their hometown in 1988. Their work demonstrates an unyielding commitment to place and its narrative, to create spaces that are in discourse with their respective contexts. Harmonizing materiality with transparency, Aranda, Pigem and Vilalta seek connections between the exterior and interior, resulting in emotional and experiential architecture.

Mr. Pritzker remarks: “The jury has selected three architects who have been working collaboratively for nearly three decades. Mr. Aranda, Ms. Pigem and Mr. Vilalta have had an impact on the discipline far beyond their immediate area. Their works range from public and private spaces to cultural venues and educational institutions, and their ability to intensely relate the environment specific to each site is a testament to their process and deep integrity.”

Mr. Aranda, Ms. Pigem and Mr. Vilalta represent the first time that three architects together are honored with the prize. Their intensely collaborative way of working together, where the creative process, commitment to vision and all responsibilities are shared equally, led to the selection of the three individuals for this year’s award. As the winners of the 39th edition of the Prize, it is the second time that laureates hail from Spain, following Rafael Moneo who received the award in 1996. In response to being named the 2017 Laureates of the Pritzker Prize, Ms. Pigem states: “It is a great joy and a great responsibility. We are thrilled that this year three professionals, who work closely together in everything we do, are recognized.”

The locally-based architects evoke universal identity through their creative and extensive use of modern materials including recycled steel and plastic. “They’ve demonstrated that unity of a material can lend such incredible strength and simplicity to a building,” says Glenn Murcutt, Jury Chair. “The collaboration of these three architects produces uncompromising architecture of a poetic level, representing timeless work that reflects great respect for the past, while projecting clarity that is of the present and the future.” As such, an early 20th century foundry has become their office, Barberí Laboratory (2007), and many remnants of the original building have remained, blended with highly contrasting, new elements, which were added only where essential.

Notable projects include La Cuisine Art Center (Nègrepelisse, France, 2014), Soulages Museum in collaboration with G. Trégouët (Rodez, France, 2014), La Lira Theater Public Open Space in collaboration with J. Puigcorbé (Ripoll, Girona, Spain, 2011), Les Cols restaurant marquee (Olot, Girona, Spain, 2011), El Petit Comte Kindergarten in collaboration with J. Puigcorbé (Besalú, Girona, Spain, 2010), Bell-Lloc Winery (Palamós, Girona, Spain, 2007), Sant Antoni - Joan Oliver Library, Senior Citizen’s Center and Cándida Pérez Gardens (Barcelona, Spain, 2007), and Tossol-Basil Athletics Track (Olot, Girona, Spain, 2000).

The 2017 Pritzker Prize Jury Citation states, in part: “we live in a globalized world where we must rely on international influences, trade, discussion, transactions, etc. But more and more people fear that because of this international influence…we will lose our local values, our local art, and our local customs…Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta tell us that it may be possible to have both. They help us to see, in a most beautiful and poetic way, that the answer to the question is not ‘either/or’ and that we can, at least in architecture, aspire to have both; our roots firmly in place and our arms outstretched to the rest of the world.”

In 2013 Mr. Aranda, Ms. Pigem and Mr. Vilalta founded RCR BUNKA Foundation to support architecture, landscape, arts and culture throughout society. They have been consultant architects to the Natural Park of the Volcanic Zone of La Garrotxa since 1989. Much of their work may be seen throughout Catalonia, Spain and greater Europe. They remain based in Olot.

This year, the Pritzker Prize ceremony will take place at the State Guest House, Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Japan, on May 20, 2017.
http://www.pritzkerprize.com/2017/announcement
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there are subtitles in english
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Their work doesn't inspire much... As almost any year with those celebrated Pritzker recipients.
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I completely disagree, they inspire a lot of people, and their projects are an example to develop lot of ideas
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The Pritzker's with their billions to shower themselves and create self-aggrandisement prizes are major tax evaders who set the (bad) example for other elitists to follow.

https://www.thenation.com/article/pe...erce-part-two/
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New building of rcr architects newly opened, library in working and industrial district of the historical center of Ghent (Belgium)









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That's a cool looking building. At the wrong location.
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It looks like a fairly standard suburban office development, just here placed in urban setting.
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