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.
"They've demonstrated that unity of a material can lend such incredible strength and simplicity to a building.
"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.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
"It can feel like we’re never going to keep everybody happy". We spoke with CEO Sarah Beale about the tough challenges ahead for CITB.
Do you know your mono pitch from your purlin roof? Have a look at the different types of domestic roofs.
"The UK is lagging way behind China, India and the South Pacific" - Designing Buildings Wiki attended a discussion on smart cities.
BSRIA publish updated guide to mechanical building services systems.
Apple's new HQ opened to employees this week, and has been touted as 'the best office building in the world'.
The risk of moisture in hard-to-treat buildings.
Find out about the intricate art of pyrography.
Have a look at this newly-opened linear park on an elevated highway in Seoul.
The charity for the blind wants to encourage greater collaboration with built environment planners.
Read our review of a new book examining methods used to observe how sustainable buildings work in occupation.
BRE and Loughborough University announce plans for a 'dementia-friendly' demonstration home.
CIOB launch new toolkit tackling the poor image construction still suffers among pupils in the 14-19 age group and their teachers.