Marco Casagrande Wins European Prize for Architecture

00:00 - 11 September, 2013
Marco Casagrande Wins European Prize for Architecture, SANDWORM / Marco Casagrande. Image © Nikita Wu
SANDWORM / Marco Casagrande. Image © Nikita Wu

Finnish architect Marco Casagrande of Casagrande Laboratory and WEAK! has been named as the recipient for the 2013 European Prize for Architecture. The annual award, presented by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, is known for honoring “rare architects who have demonstrated a significant contribution to humanity and to the built environment through the art of architecture.” 

“Casagrande is a model for today’s young design professional of what an architect should be: visionary, aesthetic, intellectual, and socially responsible,” stated Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, the Finnish Museum President of The Chicago Athenaeum.