Gallery: Wang Shu’s Powerful Ningbo History Museum is Made of Rubble

 
Yesterday Chinese architect Wang Shu was awarded the 2012 Pritzker Prize, one the world's highest honors in architecture. Wang's signature project is the Ningbo History Museum, which offers a perfect example of his style and aesthetic. The powerful and moving museum is very impressively built from rubble by local artisans and craftsmen as a way of honoring and preserving traditional construction methods. In a world where towers are erected in days instead of years, Wang Shu's architecture is devoted to tradition, history, a sense of place, sustainable use of materials, and the people who will inhabit it.

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