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The Pritzker Architecture Prize

This year’s World Architecture Day will be took its place in New York over 3 days. Through these years, the WAD brings together the most illustrious architects, planners, engineers, developers and designers from all four corners of the globe. And to honor this very special organization, as Architecture of Life, we would like to write down a small reminder article about the Nobel Prize of the art of architecture. The Pritzker Architecture Prize…

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The Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded annually to honor a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment. Founded in 1979 by Jay A. Pritzker and his wife Cindy, the award is funded by the Pritzker family and sponsored by the Hyatt Foundation and is considered to be one of the world’s premier architecture prizes The prize is said to be awarded “irrespective of nationality, race, creed, or ideology” with a unique bronze medallion that is inspired by the work of architect Louis Sullivan, while the Latin inscription on the reverse of the medallion—firmitas, utilitas, venustas (English: durability, utility, and beauty)—is inspired by Roman architect Vitruvius.
Let’s have a look to the laureates of the The Pritzker Architecture Prize:

1979 – Philip Johnson – Glass House (1949)
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1980 – Luis Barragán – Torres de Satélite (1957)AOL-1980-Torres-de-Satelite

1981 – Sir 1981 – Sir James Stirling – Seeley Historical Library (1968)

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1982 – Kevin Roche – Knights of Columbus Building (1969)

 

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1983 – Ieoh Ming Pei – National Gallery of Art, East Building (1978)

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1984 – Richard Meier – High Museum of Art (1983)

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1985 – Hans Hollein – Abteiberg Museum (1982)

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1986 – Gottfried Böhm – Christi Auferstehung, Cologne (1968)
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1987 – Kenzō Tange – St. Mary’s Cathedral, Tokyo (1964)

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1988 – Gordon Bunshaft – Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (1963)

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1988 – Oscar Niemeyer – Cathedral of Brasília (1958)

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1989 – Frank Gehry – Walt Disney Concert Hall (1999–2003)

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1990 – Aldo Rossi – Bonnefanten Museum (1990) 

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1991 – Robert Venturi – National Gallery (London), Sainsbury Wing (1991)

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1992 – Álvaro Siza Vieira – Pavilion of Portugal in Expo’98 (1998)

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1993 – Fumihiko Maki – Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium (1991) 

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1994 – Christian de Portzamparc – French Embassy, Berlin (2003)

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1995 – Tadao Ando – Nagaragawa Convention Center (1995) 

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1996 – Rafael Moneo – Kursaal Palace (1999) 

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1997 – Sverre Fehn – Norwegian Glacier Museum (1991) 

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1998 – Renzo Piano – Kansai International Airport (1994) 

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1999 – Norman Foster – Millennium Bridge (London) (2000) 

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2000 – Rem Koolhaas – Casa da Música, Porto (2003)
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2001 – Herzog & de Meuron – Tate Modern (2000)
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2002 – Glenn Murcutt – Berowra Waters Inn (1983)
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2003 – Jørn Utzon – Sydney Opera House (1973)

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2004 – Zaha Hadid – Bridge Pavilion (2008)

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2005 – Thom Mayne – San Francisco Federal Building (2007)

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2006 – Paulo Mendes da Rocha – Saint Peter Chapel, São Paulo (1987)

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2007 – Richard Rogers – Lloyd’s building (1986)

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2008 – Jean Nouvel – Torre Agbar (2005)
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2009 – Peter Zumthor – Therme Vals (1996)
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2010 – Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA) – 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (2003)

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2011 – Eduardo Souto de Moura – Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga (2004)
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2012 – Wang Shu – Ningbo Museum, Ningbo (2008)

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2013 – Toyo Ito – Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai (2001)
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