Chinese architect was awarded the Pritzker Prize

Winner of the world’s most prestigious architectural award, the Pritzker Prize, became a Chinese architect Wang Shu (王澍).

Wang Shu, the first Chinese architect who won the highest award, runs a small firm called Amateur Architecture Studio with his wife. According to a statement by the jury. Wang Shu’s best known works include campus of the Academy of Art in Hangzhou, Suzhou University Library and the building of the Museum of Ningbo. The jury noted that “Over the coming decades, China’s success at urbanization will be important to China and to the world”.

The official ceremony of the Pritzker Prize this year will be held May 25 in Beijing. Wang Shu will receive a check for 100 thousand dollars and a bronze medallion.

Pritzker Prize is the award given annually for achievements in the field of architecture. The award is widely known in the world and is considered an analogue of the Nobel Prize. The winners over the years include Sir Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, Rem Koolhaas, and other well-known architects.