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Chinese Architect Wang Shu Wins Pritzker Prize for 2012

Chinese architect Wang Shu (48 years old) of Amateur Architecture Studio in Hangzhou is the 2012 Pritkzer Prize laureate. The prize organisers have confirmed the news after details were leaked ahead of schedule. Jury Chair Lord Palumbo, stated, “Wang Shu’s oeuvre, seen in depth by the jurors during a visit to China, left no doubt that we were witnessing the work of a master; and a unanimous decision to award him the Pritzker Prize for 2012 is one that we feel places him at the same high level of distinction as the other Chinese architect to receive the award, I M Pei.” Here’s the full jury citation: Jury Citation 2012… Read more »

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