Peter Zumthor Wins 2009 Pritzker Prize


2009 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate has named Peter Zumthor, a Swiss architect as the winner. He will be awarded $100,000 grant and a bronze medallion during a formal ceremony in Buenos Aires, Argentina on May 209.

Pritzker Prize jury chairman, The Lord Palumbo elaborated with more of the citation: “Zumthor has a keen ability to create places that are much more than a single building. His architecture expresses respect for the primacy of the site, the legacy of a local culture and the invaluable lessons of architectural history.” He continued, “In Zumthor’s skillful hands , like those of the consummate craftsman, materials from cedar shingles to sandblasted glass are used in a way that celebrates their own unique qualities, all in the service of an architecture of permanence.”


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