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IM Pei Wins UIA Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement

IM Pei Wins UIA Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement

The International Union of Architects (UIA) has announced that it will award its Gold Medal to the Chinese born American architect and 1983 Pritzker Laureate, Ieoh Ming Pei.

By bestowing the most prestigious of the UIA's awards on Pei, whose “life and work spans the history of modern architecture over five continents for more than sixty years," the UIA recognizes "his unique style, his timeless rigor, and his spiritual connection to history, time and space.”

Pei will receive the UIA Gold Medal at the awards ceremony at the UIA World Congress of Architecture in Durban, South Africa on August 6th 2014.

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Cite: Vanessa Quirk. "IM Pei Wins UIA Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement" 09 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/514451/im-pei-wins-uia-gold-medal-for-lifetime-achievement> ISSN 0719-8884
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