Wang Shu’s Work – 2012 Pritzker Prize

Ningbo History Museum © Lv Hengzhong, Courtesy of

Today, from Amateur Architecture Studio has been announced as the  2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate.

Here you will find a selection of his recent projects, such as the New Academy of Art in Hangzhou, the Ceramic House and the Ningbo History Museum.

Xiangshan Campus, China Academy of Art, Phase I (2002-2004)

Xiangshan Campus, China Academy of Art, Phase I © Lu Wenyu, Courtesy of Amateur Architecture Studio

Ningbo Contemporary Art Museum (2001-2005)

Ningbo Contemporary Art Museum © Lv Hengzhong, Courtesy of Amateur Architecture Studio

Tiles Garden (2006)

Tiles Garden © Lu Wenyu, Courtesy of Amateur Architecture Studio

Five Scattered Houses (2003-2006)

Five Scattered Houses, Courtesy of Amateur Architecture Studio

Ceramic House (2003-2006)

Ceramic House © Lv Hengzhong, Courtesy of Amateur Architecture Studio

Vertical Courtyard Apartments (2002-2007)

Vertical Courtyard Apartments © Lu Wenyu, Courtesy Amateur Architecture Studio

Xiangshan Campus, China Academy of Art, Phase II (2004-2007)

Xiangshan Campus, China Academy of Art, Phase II © Lv Hengzhong, Courtesy of Amateur Architecture Studio

Ningbo History Museum (2003-2008)

Ningbo History Museum © Lv Hengzhong, Courtesy of Amateur Architecture Studio

Ningbo Tengtou Pavilion (2010)

Ningbo Tengtou Pavilion, Courtesy of Amateur Architecture Studio

Cite: Saieh, Nico. "Wang Shu’s Work – 2012 Pritzker Prize" 27 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=211962>
  • Marco

    THIS IS A F@QKYMG JOKE!…

  • Ben

    I find it great that it was awarded to Wang Shu! He is one of the few architects in China that is truly thinking about his own locale. I find it great that it was awarded to an architect that does not have an extensive resume but has been doing things differently. Congratulations!

  • Steven Dornbusch

    Wang Shu: Bravo! I was really impressed with deft China Academy of Art structures (and siting), but had no idea about these other spectacular works. It wasn’t long ago that China was simply buying foreign “names” or worse, imitating existing projects abroad. Looks like modernism “with Chinese characteristics”.

    • http://www.schmolldesign.com Gisela Schmoll

      FYI: It’s called Critical Regionalism.

      • criticism

        im not trying to hurt anyone, just thought it would be a lil interesting.

        “modernism” is always seen from a european standpoint. and when modernism is attached with qualities from an “other” eg chinese in this case, it becomes “critical regionalism”

        Euro-centric no? that it should be considered in relation to a european concept of modernism.

        somehow it just cannot be called “modernism” or even a continuation of chinese architecture in today’s world. it should be “modernism with a lil chinese” or “critical… REGIONALISM”.

        (when buildings are built in europe or america it is not really considered regional, but those same principles applied to another country with a bit of flair, it becomes regional :)

  • Chinese Architects

    what a proud moment!
    congraulations to Wang shu and his team.
    it is a recognation of Chinese architects and their embitions.

  • Gabriel Gonzalez

    Great Winner! well deserved… a slap in the face to all the work happening in china purely driven by money. His work has content, signature and beauty. AD should fine some of his interviews, he is very interesting to listen to.