British architect David Chipperfield was the 52nd to be honored with the award this year.
Every year, the architecture profession waits with bated breath for the moment when the winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize is revealed. This year’s prestigious award goes to British architect David Chipperfield, whom the jury judged to be a man who stays away from trends with his understated yet transformative style. They also highlighted the importance Chipperfield always attaches to sustainability, which has done much to make his buildings both physically and culturally durable.
Chipperfield, born in 1953, has worked for a number of former Pritzker Prize–winning architects, including Norman Foster and Richard Rogers, and has also been closely associated with Zaha Hadid. Since 1985 he has run his eponymous studio London, with offices in Berlin, Milan, Shanghai, and Santiago de Compostela. He has designed many major public buildings and museums around the world.
Cover photo: River and Rowing Museum, Richard Bryant /Arcaid