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Pritzker Architecture Prize 2024

Pritzker Architecture Prize 2024:

Japanese architect Riken Yamamoto was declared the winner of the prestigious 2024 Pritzker Architecture Prize, often called the “Architecture Nobel”. This award is the highest international honour in the field. Yamamoto is the ninth laureate from Japan.

  • The prize was established by Jay A Pritzker and his wife Cindy in 1979 to honour living architects whose work demonstrates talent, vision, and commitment to humanity and the built environment.
  • Riken Yamamoto’s architectural vision prioritises family and community, with a focus on the visible and tangible aspects of architecture.
  • Yamamoto’s designs often incorporate innovative concepts such as “relational living” and preserving natural landscapes, as seen in projects like Hotakubo Housing and the Yokosuka Museum of Art.
  • Balkrishna Doshi, is the first Indian architect to win a Pritzker Prize (2018).
  • His renowned work is the Aranya Low-Cost Housing Complex, located in the city of Indore.
  • The complex connects a community through a cluster of buildings stitched together by a network of courtyards and pathways.