The studio RCR Arquitectes wins the 2017 Pritzker Prize
1st March 2017
Docomomo International congratulates the architects Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vitalta for being announced the 2017 Pritzker Architecture Prize winners.
"Pigem becomes only the third woman in the prize’s 38-year history to have been handed the internationally recognised honour after Zaha Hadid in 2004 and Kazuyo Sejima who won the award alongside partner Ryue Nishizawa in 2010.
RCR Arquitectes is known for its work in Olot and across Spain, receiving significant attention for projects such as the Bell-Lloc Winery, in Palamós, near Girona and the library & senior citizens’ Centre in Barcelona.
However the studio has also made headlines outside of the country, most notably in Rodez, France with its striking steel-clad museum dedicated to the work of French abstract artist Pierre Soulages.
The Pritzker Prize judges described the trio’s intensely collaborative way of working as ’deliberate and thoughtful’ adding that their approach to architecture created buildings which were ’local and universal at the same time’."
Docomomo International wishes the very best success for the architects Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vitalta.
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