New Museum Architects Win Pritzker Architecture Prize

Posted on: May 27th, 2010 at 6:17 am by

The Pritzker Architecture Prize is often considered the Nobel in the field of architecture.  It’s awarded annually to one “living artist,” and consists of $100,000 cash and a bronze medallion.  This year’s winner is the Japanese design duo behind the New Museum on the Bowery, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa.

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Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa both run the firm Sanaa, which has built crazy structures in many different countries.  But, back to the Bowery:

Bowery Street [wrong!], on which the New Museum is located, is historically a bit on the seedy side. Upon close inspection, the building’s metal skin and edgy, minimalistic design echoes the toughness of the neighborhood.

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