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21st March 2023

David Chipperfield: how the 2023 Pritzker prize winner creates buildings that last

Architecture’s top award, the Pritzker, has gone to Chipperfield, whose architecture has “understated but transformative civic presence”. His signature projects, several in Berlin, create modern spaces that respectfully integrate with existing buildings. This means finding design solutions specific to each circumstance. Says he, “finding beauty in normality seems … very modern and very different from what contemporary society is doing.” Images are here.