SANAA Wins 2010 Pritzer
Museum in Nagano, Japan.
Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa are winners of the 2010 Pritzker
Prize, architecture's highest honor. Sejima, one of the most prominent
female architects in the world, and partner Nishizawa operate the acclaimed
Tokyo firm SANAA. Their buildings, which often pair white interiors
with expanses of glass, are known for their ethereal... more
Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa
behind the Pritzer
The veterans debated over which was more memorable: the Versailles
din- ner, with fountains and all, for Tadao Ando, or the gilded reception
for ar- chitecture’s queen bee, Zaha Hadid, in St. Petersburg.
Rem Koolhaas had his shining moment beneath the Temple Mount in Jerusalem,
while the Clintons brought... more
The architects Kazuyo Sejima, center, and Ryue Nishizawa, right, receive
the Pritzker Prize from Thomas J. Pritzker.
Renzo Piano, standing, jokes with fellow architect Frank Gehry and
Aga Khan Award for
Architecture Shortlists 19 Projects
The shortlist of 19 nominees for the 2010 cycle of Aga Khan Award
for Architecture was announced today by the Master Jury. The nominees,
which range from a textile factory in Turkey to a school built on a
bridge in China, are located in Albania, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, China,
India, Indonesia, Iran, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia,
Spain, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Turkey.
The projects shortlisted by the in- dependent Master Jury are now
being technically reviewed by a select group of architects, urban planners
and en- gineers. The reviews, which empha- size the impact on the quality
of life as well as architectural excellence, will be submitted to the
Master Jury before the Award recipients are chosen. The final Award
recipients will be announced at a ceremony to be held at the Museum
of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar in October 2010.... more