Social housing visionary, who engaged residents in designing their own homes, urges architects to address issues of poverty, pollution and segregation
by Oliver Wainwright
The radical Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, known for his pioneering social housing projects in Latin America, has been named as the winner of the 2016 Pritzker prize, the highest accolade in architecture.
The 48-year-old, who is also the curator of this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, has made a name for himself over the past decade with projects that reinvent low-cost housing and engage residents in the design of their own homes. It is a refreshing choice for the Pritzker, usually awarded to later-career architects whose portfolios brim with grand cultural monuments.
Read the Full Story HERE >>>> Source: The Guardian Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena wins 2016 Pritzker prize