Posts Tagged ‘Pritzker Prize’

Drinking tea wins Pritzker Prize

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

The plan for the Ningbo Historic Museum, for example, came to him one night when he could not sleep, he said. He got out of bed and started drawing in pencil: the structure, space sizes, entrance locations and other aspects.

“Then,” he said, “I drank tea.” (more…)

33rd Pritzker Prize winner: Peter Zumthor

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009



He is not a celebrity architect, not one of the names that show up on shortlists for museums and concert hall projects or known beyond architecture circles. He hasn’t designed many buildings; the one he is best known for is a thermal spa in an Alpine commune. And he has toiled in relative obscurity for the last 30 years in a remote village in the Swiss mountains.

…so begins the NYT article announcing Zumthor’s award. Of course all this will (more…)