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BEIJING 25 May 2012 China hosts 34th Pritzker Architecture Prize ceremony

In 2012, the Pritzker Architecture Prize Ceremony will be held in China for the first time. Thomas J. Pritzker, Chairman of

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BEIJING 25 May 2012 China hosts 34th Pritzker Architecture Prize ceremony

In 2012, the Pritzker Architecture Prize Ceremony will be held in China for the first time. Thomas J. Pritzker, Chairman of The Hyatt Foundation, said the choice of China for the award ceremony was particularly appropriate because so many of the laureates have projects there, either in progress or completed. They include Ming Pei, who won the prize in 1983. The choice also supports the international focus of the competition, he added.

Other laureates with projects in China include Zaha Hadid, who designed the opera house in Guangzhou; Jacques

BEIJING 25 May 2012 China hosts 34th Pritzker Architecture Prize ceremony

In 2012, the Pritzker Architecture Prize Ceremony will be held in China for the first time. Thomas J. Pritzker, Chairman of The Hyatt Foundation, said the choice of China for the award ceremony was particularly appropriate because so many of the laureates have projects there, either in progress or completed. They include Ming Pei, who won the prize in 1983. The choice also supports the international focus of the competition, he added.

Other laureates with projects in China include Zaha Hadid, who designed the opera house in Guangzhou; Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron of Switzerland, who designed Beijing's National Stadium; Rem Koolhaas of The Netherlands whose projects include a Television Cultural Center in Beijing and a Shenzen Stock Exchange; and Norman Foster, who completed the Hong Kong International Airport and the headquarters for the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banks.

The Pritzker Architecture Prize is promoted as the most recognized award in the architectural field throughout the world. It was established by The Hyatt Foundation in 1979, according to the news release about the award, "to honor annually a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision, and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture." (WRITTEN Oct 2011)

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Date written/update: 2012-05-25