Indian architect wins prestigious Pritzker Prize
March 8, 2018
NEW DELHI (AP) — Architect and educator Balkrishna Doshi, best-known for his innovative work designing low-cost housing, has been awarded the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the first Indian to win architecture's highest honor in its 40-year history.
The award was announced Wednesday by Tom Pritzker of the Chicago-based Hyatt Foundation.
Doshi has been an architect, urban planner, and educator for 70 years. The foundation called the 90-year-old's work "poetic and functional," and noted his ability to create works that both respect eastern culture and enhance quality of life in India.
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