Pritzker Architecture Prize 2023
Civic architect, urban planner and activist, Sir David Alan Chipperfield has been selected as the 2023 Laureate of The Pritzker Architecture Prize, the award that is regarded internationally as architecture’s highest honor. Chipperfield’s storied career spans more than 40 years and includes 100-plus projects, ranging from civic, cultural, and academic buildings to residences and urban masterplanning throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. His built works, spanning over four decades, are expansive in typology and geography, including over one hundred works ranging from civic, cultural and academic buildings to residences and urban masterplanning throughout Asia, Europe and North America.
Who is Sir David Alan Chipperfield?
Born in London in 1953, Pritzker Prize-winner Sir David Alan Chipperfield was raised on a farm in Devon, in the south-west of England. He has noted that his earliest memories of architecture are from the collection of barns and outbuildings on the farm, which filled him with a sense of nostalgia. After graduating from the Kingston School of Art in 1976 and the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London in 1980, he worked under Douglas Stephen, Norman Foster, 1999 Pritzker Prize Laureate, and the late Richard Rogers, 2007 Pritzker Prize Laureate, before founding David Chipperfield Architects in London in 1985.
His noted projects (some pictured below) include:
- River and Rowing Museum (Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom, 1997)
- BBC Scotland headquarters (Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2007)
- Turner Contemporary (Margate, United Kingdom, 2011)
- Campus Saint Louis Art Museum (Missouri, United States of America, 2013)
- Museo Jumex (Mexico City, Mexico, 2013)
- One Pancras Square (London, United Kingdom, 2013)
- Royal Academy of Arts masterplan (London, United Kingdom, 2018)
- Hoxton Press (London, United Kingdom, 2018)
- Kunsthaus Zürich (Zurich, Switzerland, 2020)
About the Pritzker Architecture Prize
Established by the Hyatt Foundation in 1979, the annual award honors architects whose built work demonstrates a combination talent, vision, and commitment. Last year, Francis Kéré became the first black architect to win the prize, while 2021 saw Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal honored for their collaborative practice.
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