Gallery: 2012 Pritzker Prize Awarded to Wang Shu – First Chinese Archit...

 
Wang Shu was officially honored with architecture's most coveted recognition, the Pritzker Prize, in a ceremony in Beijing on May 25 where he was awarded with the bronze medallion and a $100,000 grant. Shu is the first Chinese architect to receive the award, and the prize marks a turning point for Shu's studio, Amateur Architecture, which he runs with his wife Lu Wenyu out of Hangzhou. Responsible for a number of large cultural and social projects in his native country, Wang Shu has become known for work that is "deeply rooted in its context and yet universal." Some of Wang Shu's most well known projects include the Library of Wenzheng College at Suzhou University, the Ningbo Contemporary Art Museum, the Ningbo History Museum, phase 1 and 2 of the Xingshan Campus of the China Academy of Art, and the Vertical Courtyard Apartments. Shu is also the head of the Architecture Department of the China Academy of Art.

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  1. gretchenm47 May 25, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    So, um, does I.M. Pei not count?

  2. antithesis March 1, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    FROM ANTITHESIS ARCHITECTS GREECE COSTAS NICOLAIDIS+ CAROLINE EDWARDS

    congratulations we enjoy your work very much and wish you all the best

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