- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
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.
 Find out more
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
Eight forms of resource optimisation.
CIOB responds to Chancellor Sunak's announcement on jobs and the economy.
Revised guide to competition rules available.
Brick slip soffit systems and intricate brick features.
An innovative engineering approach could have had tragic consequence for NYC.
Some secrets behind how canals work.
Breaking down possible steps of pre-contract management.
ICE event includes comments from Welsh Government Minister Julie James.
How to write them and what they should include.
Designing Buildings Wiki becomes the world's first website to adopt the new knowledge standard.
Assessing the most beneficial design elements.
Exploring different types of vinyl flooring.