Gallery: Toyo Ito Awarded 2013 Pritzker Prize!

Japanese architect Toyo Ito has been named the 37th recipient of the prestigious Pritzker Prize. The 71-year-old's works, described by the jury as "timeless buildings" that express "optimism, lightness and joy" have made waves throughout the world for their distinct pairings of organic form and technological innovation. Ito's Sendai Mediatheque, which survived the devastating magnitude -9.0 earthquake in 2011, is now a striking example of seismically-resistant architecture, while his dragon-shaped stadium in Taiwan was notable not only for it's unusual form, but also for being entirely solar-powered. Over the course of his career Ito has, with his gorgeous buildings "push[ed] the boundaries of architecture," unafraid to let "go what he has accomplished before," according to juror Yung Ho Chang.

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  1. irfanabil95 July 5, 2014 at 3:49 am

    what projects that give TOYO ITO be a famous name ??

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