Wang Shu's Partner Lu Wenyu: I Never Wanted a Pritzker

In an interview with Spanish newspaper El País, Lu Wenyu defends her husband Wang Shu for solely receiving the Pritzker Prize in 2012. Despite the fact that the couple co-founded Amateur Architecture Studio and have worked side by side ever since, Wengyu maintains that her husband would have shared the Prize with her - she just didn't want it.

She confides to El País: "In China, you lose your life if you become famous. I want a life and I prefer to spend it with my son. Over there I don't accept interviews. And not in English-speaking countries either [...] I'm happy to be able to do architecture that I believe helps our towns and cities to be better. I'm convinced that to talk about this awakens interest in others - not being famous." Read the full interview at El País

Museo de Historia en Ningbo / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio. Image © Iwan Baan

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Cite: Mora, Pola. "Wang Shu's Partner Lu Wenyu: I Never Wanted a Pritzker" [¿Por qué Lu Wenyu renunció al Premio Pritzker?] 06 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quirk, Vanessa) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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