Alejandro Aravena wins the Pritzker Architecture Prize
This year, the Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena won the prestigious Pritzker Prize, which is considered the Nobel Prize of architecture. Aravena is known for his commitment to improving social issues; he is also the architect for one of the “suspended cabins” for the Jan Michalski Foundation, built by Losinger Marazzi. The Pritzker Prize, sponsored by the […]
This year, the Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena won the prestigious Pritzker Prize, which is considered the Nobel Prize of architecture. Aravena is known for his commitment to improving social issues; he is also the architect for one of the “suspended cabins” for the Jan Michalski Foundation, built by Losinger Marazzi.
The Pritzker Prize, sponsored by the Hyatt Foundation, rewards the work of a living architect whose projects and achievements have shown the different facets of their talent and who has made a significant contribution to the field of architecture. He is praised for his ecological and sustainable architectural vision and is a pioneer in social housing and collaborative architecture.
Aravena and his firm ELEMENTAL created the Elemental cabins for the Fondation Jan Michalski pour l’écriture et la littérature (Jan Michalski Foundation for writing and literature), developed and built by Losinger Marazzi in Montricher, Switzerland. This is part of ten cabins that will be used as communal areas with a lounge, a dining room and a professional kitchen where writers from all walks of life will be welcomed beginning in 2017. Seven local and international architects came together to build a total of ten cabins which will be suspended underneath a canopy and will give a full view of the surroundings.
The Foundation was created in memory of the publisher Jan Michalski and is structured around two buildings connected by a central piazzetta. This first houses the library and the archives while the second holds the auditorium, the exhibition space and a common area. What makes this project stand out is its spectacular 40-cm thick concrete canopy, honeycombed with 270 bubbles. Its unique and original architecture blends easily into the landscape of the Jura mountains in the Swiss canton of Vaud.
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