David Chipperfield wins architecture Nobel
Today the jury of the Pritzker Architecture Prize announced that British architect David Chipperfield is the winner of its prestigious prize for 2023, one of the highest honors in architecture.
Best known for cultural projects that include the Museo Jumex in Mexico City, the restoration and reconstruction of the Neues Museum in Berlin, and the expansion at the Saint Louis Art Museum in Missouri, the 69-year-old talent was praised for his minimalist designs that balance history and contemporary.
Previous winners include Zaha Hadid (2004), Eduardo Souto de Moura (2011), Shigeru Ban (2014), Balkrishna Doshi (2018) and Diébédo Francis Kéré (2022).
"I take this award as an encouragement to direct my attention not only to the essence of architecture and its meaning, but also to the contribution we can make as architects to address the existential challenges of climate change and social inequality," said Chipperfield in a statement.