The Schelling Architecture Foundation has recently named the winners of their Prize for Architecture and their Architectural Theory Prize. The award was bestowed upon Chinese architects Wang Shu & Lu Wenyu of Amateur Architecture Studio (for architecture) and the French architect Jean‐Louis Cohen (for architectural theory. We’ll bring you more details on their projects throughout the upcoming week, but first take a quick look at some of their buildings after the break.
The foundation explained that, “Wang and Lu recognize the need for a philosophical and conceptual foundation of architecture which must find its origin in the substance of building.” Known for using traditional materials and the manipulation of landscape as a catalyst to create new forms, the team creates projects that seamlessly fit into their context and possess a strong architectural character.
Along with these awards, Schelling Medals are being given to the Swiss architects Knapkiewicz & Fickert and the British designer Tom Heatherwick for their work in the field. The public award ceremony will be held in the presence of all prize winners and medallists on the 14th of November 2010 in Karlsruhe, Germany. Congratulations to all the winners!