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Last edited 01 Mar 2017
Pritzker Prize 2017
On 1 March 2017, Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta of Spanish studio RCR Arquitectes were named the 2017 laureates of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
It is an unusual choice by the jury to have awarded the prize to three rather than just a single architect. They are also only the second Spanish laureates, with the first being Rafael Moneo in 1996.
The chair of the jury, architect Glenn Murcutt, said:
"Aranda, Pigem and Vilalta have had an impact on the discipline far beyond their immediate area. Their works range from public and private spaces to cultural venues and educational institutions, and their ability to intensely relate the environment specific to each site is a testament to their process and deep integrity.
"The collaboration of these three architects produces uncompromising architecture of a poetic level, representing timeless work that reflects great respect for the past, while projecting clarity that is of the present and the future."
Some of their most notable projects include the following:
- Bell-Lloc Winery, Girona.
- Crematorium Hofheide, Belgium.
- Les Cols Restaurant Marquee, Olot.
- Barberí Laboratory, Olot.
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