David Chipperfield wins 2023 Pritzker Prize

by Web Staff

Compasses Magazine

David Chipperfield, one of the world’s most influential architects, has long been considered a possible winner. At almost seventy, he will receive the 52nd Pritzker Prize.

His career begun in 1985, when he founded David Chipperfield Architects, with offices in Berlin, London, Milan, Shanghai and, from 2022, Santiago de Compostela.
His work over the years has always been the result of meticulous, in-depth reflection, the product of an always precise research, a study that consistently examines every form of the discipline, always conveying care and accuracy.

The “River and Rowing Museum at Henley-on-Thames”, the “Museum of Modern Literature”, the “Neues Museum”, the “Jumex collection”, the extension to the Kunsthaus Zürich, the intervention at the Royal Academy of Arts and the restoration of the “Neue Nationalgalerie” are all examples of a precise understanding of architecture.

His architectures “always exude clarity, surprise, sophisticated contextualisation and self-confident presence”, as Aravena, president of the Pritzker jury, puts it, “expressing a strong and monumental gesture to the point of almost disappearing”.

David Chipperfield worked on many projects in Italy, including the “Palace of Justice” in Salerno (in collaboration with Alberto Izzo & Partners), the “MUDEC – Museum of Cultures in Milan” completed in 2015, the cemetery on the island of San Michele in the Venice lagoon and the recent restoration of the “Procuratie Vecchie” in Piazza San Marco. David Chipperfield was also curator of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition at the 2012 Venice Biennale and guest editor of Domus in 2020.

Photo credits

1_ Sir David Alan Chipperfield, photo courtesy of Tom Welsh
2_ America’s Cup Building “Veles e Vents”, photo courtesy of Christian Richters
3_ The Neues Museum, photo courtesy of Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects
4_ The Neues Museum, courtesy of SPK / David Chipperfield Architects, photo Joerg von Bruchhausen
5_ BBC Scotland Headquarters, photo courtesy of Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects
6_ River and Rowing Museum, photo courtesy of Richard Bryant / Arcaid
7_ Inagawa Cemetery Chapel and Visitor Center, photo courtesy of Keiko Sasaoka




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