Monday, April 13, 2009

2009 Pritzker Prize Winner

Pritzker Prize Goes to Peter Zumthor

"The Pritzker jury praised Mr. Zumthor's use of materials. 'In Zumthor's skillful hands, like those of the consummate craftsman, materials from cedar shingles to sandblasted glass are used in a way that celebrates their own unique qualities, all in the service of an architecture of permanence,' the citation said, adding, 'In paring down architecture to its barest yet most sumptuous essentials, he has reaffirmed architecture’s indispensable place in a fragile world.'"

Photo: Helene Binet

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