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Wang Shu:Pritzker Prize Epilogues
Pages: 48-51
Year: Issue:  2
Journal: The Architect

Keyword:  Wang ShuLu WenyuPritzker Prizeglobalstarchitectfameamateurrammed earth wallcraftsmanChina;
Abstract: Wang Shu has won the 2012 Pritzker Prize,considered the most prestigious American award given to contemporary architects.But what happens to an architect after he or she wins? "Pritzker Prize Epilogues" considers the post-Pritzker Prize condition by looking at the fates of past laureates as well as the phenomena of global landmarks,and "starchitects" to predict possible consequences for Hangzhoubased,Wang Shu.This essay features an interview of Wang Shu,and offers a view of his work as poised to impact architecture in meaningful ways,both globally and within his native China.
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