Arata Isozaki, wins Pritzker architecture prize

Isozaki Japanese architect, credited with making together the East and West in his innovative forms, has conferred this year’s Pritzker Architecture Prize award, known internationally as the highest honour in the field.

The 2019 prize was declared on Tuesday by the jury of the Hyatt Foundation. Established in 1979, the prize honours each year a living architect whose work exhibits talent and vision, as well as a contribution to virtue.

Isozaki, 87 was one of the first Japanese architects to construct outside the country and has been honoured over his five-decade experience and transmission that transcends national boundaries through buildings that are simple in design but also appear distinctive of space feeling in people’s surroundings.


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