by Patrick Sisson
Long considered the Nobel Prize of the built environment and one of architecture’s highest honors, the Pritzker Prize for 2016 will be awarded next Wednesday morning. The annual honorific comes with a $100,000 prize and a bronze medallion, given to a living architect (or, occasionally but not always, an architecture duo) who has “produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity.” The yearly event invites plenty of speculation throughout the global architecture community, and while the award presentation lacks musical numbers and reaction shots, it does offer a look at how the “official” canon of design greatness may be expanded. Recent juries have expanded the Pritzker’s scope, recognizing Shigeru Ban in 2014 for his relief work and iconoclast Frei Otto in 2015 for his experimental designs, so it’ll be intriguing to see how impact and importance will be defined this year.
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