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2015 Pritzker Prize Winner Frei Otto’s Work in 10 Images

2015 Pritzker Prize Winner Frei Otto’s Work in 10 Images

On Tuesday evening the Pritzker Prize jury named Frei Otto as the 40th recipient of the award, making him the second German to receive the award and the first winner to receive it posthumously. Otto was both an architect and a structural engineer, perhaps best known for the 1972 Munich Olympic Stadium.

With regards to their decision the jury highlighted Otto’s “visionary ideas, inquiring mind, belief in freely sharing knowledge and inventions, his collaborative spirit and concern for the careful use of resources.”  

Enjoy 10 photos of Otto’s projects after the break. 

Aviary at the Munich Zoo. Image © Atelier Frei Otto WarmbronnThe 1967 International and Universal Exposition. Image © Atelier Frei Otto WarmbronnDiplomatic Club Heart Tent. Image © Atelier Frei Otto WarmbronnInstitute for Lightweight Structures. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn+ 10

Aviary at the Munich Zoo. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn
Aviary at the Munich Zoo. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn
The 1967 International and Universal Exposition. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn
The 1967 International and Universal Exposition. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn
Diplomatic Club Heart Tent. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn
Diplomatic Club Heart Tent. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn
Institute for Lightweight Structures. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn
Institute for Lightweight Structures. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn
Umbrellas for Pink Floyd’s 1977 concert tour of the United States. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn
Umbrellas for Pink Floyd’s 1977 concert tour of the United States. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn
Japan Pavilion, Expo 2000. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn
Japan Pavilion, Expo 2000. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn
“City in the Arctic” model. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn
“City in the Arctic” model. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn
Roof for the Multihalle (multi-purpose hall) in Mannheim. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn
Roof for the Multihalle (multi-purpose hall) in Mannheim. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn
Hall at the International Garden Exhibition, 1963. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn
Hall at the International Garden Exhibition, 1963. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn

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Cite: Valencia, Nicolás. "2015 Pritzker Prize Winner Frei Otto’s Work in 10 Images" [Frei Otto, Premio Pritzker 2015: su obra en 10 imágenes] 11 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Watkins, Katie) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/608445/2015-pritzker-prize-winner-frei-otto-s-work-in-10-images> ISSN 0719-8884
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