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April 14, 2009

Zumthor awarded Pritzker Prize

The Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has been awarded the 2009 Pritzker Prize. From the jury's statement:

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

See the article in the New York Times, and the accompanying slide show

Image above: Art museum in Bregenz, Austria (1997). Photo, Wolfram Janzer, Copyright 2009 The New York Times Company

Top image: Peter Zumthor in front of his home in Haldenstein, Switzerland, Monday April 13, 2009. (AP Photo/Keystone, Arno Balzarini)

Posted by sgarrett at April 14, 2009 01:25 PM


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