Architect Sergei Tchoban has been selected as this year’s Laureate of the European Prize for Architecture. Considered Europe’s Highest Award for Architecture, the prize is presented by the European Centre and The Chicago Athenaeum. Tchoban was chosen for his powerful designs and a unique design vision that celebrates the best of modernist buildings that are internationally iconic, complex, enigmatic, provocative, and profoundly artistic. Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, President of the Chicago Athenaeum, noted how Tchoban's work encompasses an endless variety of forms, surfaces, colors, poetry, using the most contemporary methods of planning and sustainable solutions, from cultural facilities to commercial, office, and religious buildings. Throughout his career, Tchoban developed public, commercial, and civic architecture with a deep sentiment that celebrates ordinary life in complex urban cities and diverse cultural situations. His work demonstrates an unyielding commitment to create an architecture that is as richly profound as it is inspiring.
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