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2010 Pritzker Prize Winners Announced
Tokyo-based architects Kazuyo
Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa have been named the winner of the 2010 Pritzker Prize. Their firm, SANAA, has come to be known of its minimalism. Some may find echoes of Mies van der Rohe in their work. The Pritzker jury described their work as places
where “the physical presence retreats and forms a sensuous background for
people, objects, activities, and landscapes.”
Among their projects are the 2003 Christian Dior Buildng in Tokyo, Japan; the 2006
Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio (their first U.S. project);
the 2006 Zollverein School of Management in Essen, Germany; the 2007 Staadtstheatre
Almere in the Netherlands; the 2007 New Museum of Contemporary Art in New
York City; and the 2010 Rolex
Learning Center at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, in Lausanne,
Switzerland, shown below.
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