Rafael Moneo receives Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts

At its meeting held in Oviedo, the Jury for the 2012 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts has decided to confer the 2012 Prince of Asturias Prize for the Arts on Rafael Moneo Vallés, a Spanish architect of universal scope whose work enriches urban spaces with an architecture that is serene and meticulous. An acknowledged master in both the academic and professional field, Moneo leaves his own mark on each of his creations, at the same time as combining aesthetics with functionality, especially in the airy interiors that act as impeccable settings for great works of culture and the spirit. (Fundación Príncipe de Asturias: www.fpa.es)

At its meeting held in Oviedo, the Jury for the 2012 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts has decided to confer the 2012 Prince of Asturias Prize for the Arts on Rafael Moneo Vallés, a Spanish architect of universal scope whose work enriches urban spaces with an architecture that is serene and meticulous. An acknowledged master in both the academic and professional field, Moneo leaves his own mark on each of his creations, at the same time as combining aesthetics with functionality, especially in the airy interiors that act as impeccable settings for great works of culture and the spirit. (Fundación Príncipe de Asturias: www.fpa.es)

 

Design Prize 2011 Shanghai

Valentien+Valentien and SLADI received the “Design Prize 2011“ of the City Shanghai for the landscape architecture of the Chenshan Botanical Garden Shanghai. The Botanical Garden was designed for the EXPO 2010: 35 theme gardens are located on an 200 hectare, circle-shaped area. The Garden is a true example of globalization, blending German engineering knowledge with Chinese gardening tradition while representing the world’s nature. Its circular layout is at the same time a strong symbol for the principles of sustainability—a crucial issue not only for the rapidly growing city of Shanghai

Valentien+Valentien and SLADI received the “Design Prize 2011“ of the City Shanghai for the landscape architecture of the Chenshan Botanical Garden Shanghai. The Botanical Garden was designed for the EXPO 2010: 35 theme gardens are located on an 200 hectare, circle-shaped area. The Garden is a true example of globalization, blending German engineering knowledge with Chinese gardening tradition while representing the world’s nature. Its circular layout is at the same time a strong symbol for the principles of sustainability—a crucial issue not only for the rapidly growing city of Shanghai

 

Wang Shu receives the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Wang Shu of The People’s Republic of China will be the recipient of the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize. This was announced by Thomas J. Pritzker, chairman of The Hyatt Foundation which sponsors the prize. The formal ceremony for what has come to be known throughout the world as architecture’s highest honor will be in Beijing on May 25.

In announcing the jury’s choice, Pritzker elaborated, “the fact that an architect from China has been selected by the jury, represents a significant step in acknowledging the role that China will play in the development of architectural ideals.“

Wang Shu and his project Ceramic House, Jinhua, China are presented in the publication M8 in China.

Wang Shu of The People’s Republic of China will be the recipient of the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize. This was announced by Thomas J. Pritzker, chairman of The Hyatt Foundation which sponsors the prize. The formal ceremony for what has come to be known throughout the world as architecture’s highest honor will be in Beijing on May 25.

In announcing the jury’s choice, Pritzker elaborated, “the fact that an architect from China has been selected by the jury, represents a significant step in acknowledging the role that China will play in the development of architectural ideals.“

Wang Shu and his project Ceramic House, Jinhua, China are presented in the publication M8 in China.

 

Günther Uecker receives Cologne Fine Art Prize 2011

The 2011 Cologne Fine Art & Antiques’ artist price, endowed with 10.000€, goes to painter and object artist Günther Uecker.

The artistic œuvre of the laureate is, like every year, being honored with a special exhibition at Cologne Fine Art & Antiques. The awarding ceremony takes places during AXA-Art Professional Preview at Cologne Fine Art & Antiques (16.–20.11.2011) on Tuesday, November 15, 15.00.

More information: www.art-in.de

 

 

The 2011 Cologne Fine Art & Antiques’ artist price, endowed with 10.000€, goes to painter and object artist Günther Uecker.

The artistic œuvre of the laureate is, like every year, being honored with a special exhibition at Cologne Fine Art & Antiques. The awarding ceremony takes places during AXA-Art Professional Preview at Cologne Fine Art & Antiques (16.–20.11.2011) on Tuesday, November 15, 15.00.

More information: www.art-in.de