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Chinese Architect Wang Shu Appointed to 2018 Pritzker Prize Jury

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Chinese architect Wang Shu, 2012 Pritzker Prize laureate, was named as a new juror for 2018 Pritzker Prize jury recently. Brazilian ambassador and architectural critic André Aranha Corrêa do Lago has also been appointed to next year's jury.

 

"It is a great responsibility to serve on the jury," said Wang. "I also hope to share my knowledge of China and the Asian context with them."

"As we approach the 40th anniversary of the Pritzker Prize, the addition of André Corrêa do Lago and Wang Shu continues to embody the international range reflected by both present and past Laureates and Jury," commented Tom Pritzker, chairman of Hyatt Foundation.

"The contributions of both individuals to the field of architecture from different vantage points make them ideal members of the jury." Pritzker added.

Wang Shu is a co-founder of the Amateur Architecture Studio and is dean of the School of Architecture at China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. The 2012 Pritzker winner was lauded by the jury for his work's "strong cultural continuity and re-invigorated tradition."

As the current Brazilian Ambassador to Japan, André Aranha Corrêa do Lago advocates for international sustainable development and energy.

Corrêa do Lago has also previously worked within the field of architectural curation and criticism, serving as curator of the Brazilian Pavilion at the Venice Biennial of Architecture in 2014 and of several other exhibitions worldwide.

Wang and Corrêa do Lago replace architect and educator Yung Ho Chang and architecture curator, writer and editor Kristin Feireiss on the board, and join the remaining six distinguished jury members, who are from different countries.

The eight-member group will select the upcoming 2018 laureate and the 40th Pritzker winner in March, with the awarding ceremony following in the spring.

 

Source: Xinhua