To honor a living architect whos built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision, and commitment which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture.The international prize, which is awarded each year to a living architect for significant achievement, was established by the Pritzker family of Chicago through their Hyatt Foundation in 1979. Often referred to as “architecture’s Nobel” and “the profession’s highest honor,” it is granted annually.
The award consists of $100,000 (US) and a bronze medallion. The award is conferred on the laureate at a ceremony held at an architecturally significant site throughout the world.
Congradulations to Peter Zumthor!
Links to Works of Peter Zumthor (Thanks to ArchDaily and Archinect):
Also, one of my favorite acceptance speeches was made during a Pritzker Ceremony by FrankGehry. Wethere you like or dislike his architecture it is a great speech and you should check it out.
Here is the list of Laureates. Some great Speeches by all of them.