Pritzker Architecture Prize


Pritzker Architecture Prize
World's most prestigious honour in the field of architecture.

Established through the philanthropic efforts of the Pritzkers, a prominent Chicago business family, the prize, first awarded in 1979, bestows an annual award of $100,000 on an architect whose built contributions to the field and to society are judged worthiest. The international jury has included architects, artists, historians, academicians, critics, and business executives.

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Universalium. 2010.

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