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."
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