Wang Shu wins the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize
Wang Shu, architect and intellectual, is the first Chinese citizen to win the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize, considered the “Nobel prize of architecture”. At only 48 years old, he is the youngest winner.
The architectural style of Wang Shu goes against current Chinese architectural trends, and combines without complexity, fascination for geometric shapes, mass production, and global concepts. Wang Shu has chosen a contemporary architecture rooted in the observation and understanding of popular culture, with a particular focus on recycled materials as well as construction techniques related to local crafts.