We culled the Twitterverse looking for reactions to Shigeru Ban's Prizker win - from readers and critics alike. While the responses were generally positive, some were less so.
See our favorite responses - from #baffled to #goodenough to #Banstheman! - after the break.
@justinmcguirk I'm firmly in the disbelief camp— Joseph Grima (@joseph_grima) March 24, 2014
I am considering a Shigeru ban.— edwin heathcote (@edwinheathcote) March 24, 2014
Shigeru Ban awarded the 2014 Pritzker. http://t.co/GNssZqSZPe While I love Ban's work, this feels like a defensive play.— Lian Chikako Chang (@LianChikako) March 24, 2014
The British critics undermining the importance of the relief work and the American ones overlooking the thinness of his oeuvre overall.— Justin McGuirk (@justinmcguirk) March 24, 2014
Ban's combo of humanitarian + high design was irresistible to jury. But his large-scale work is often disappointing. http://t.co/W9KIqj6Ykj— ChristopherHawthorne (@HawthorneLAT) March 24, 2014
Well deserved / not surprised. Ban’s aesthetic so in sync with the jury, disaster relief work brings necessary social dimension.— Alexandra Lange (@LangeAlexandra) March 24, 2014
Congrats Shigeru. Let's hope the #Pritzker2014 prize honors V.A.N. and all the designers that donated their time to building a better world.— Cameron Sinclair (@casinclair) March 24, 2014
Shigeru Ban is no preachy humanitarian. He's profound and funny, eloquent and down-to-earth. Check out his Ted talk. http://t.co/isCud2zFLn— Blair Kamin (@BlairKamin) March 24, 2014
Shigeru Ban's Pritzker: honoring "an architecture of need rather than an architecture of ego." http://t.co/oINnmRsmfY— Carolina A. Miranda (@cmonstah) March 24, 2014
Shigeru Ban wins the Pritzker: a welcome statement that social responsibility and high design intentions not mutually exclusive.— Paul Goldberger (@paulgoldberger) March 24, 2014