Back in 2008, ArchDaily embarked on a challenging mission: to provide inspiration, knowledge, and tools to the architects tasked with designing cities. In an effort to further align our strategy with these challenges, we recently introduced monthly themes in order to dig deeper into topics we find relevant in today’s architectural discourse. From architects who don't design to reframing climate change as a global issue, we are celebrating our 11th birthday by asking 11 editors and curators to choose ArchDaily's most inspiring articles. Alejandro Aravena Wins 2016 Pritzker PrizeDavid Basulto, Founder & CEO It was very rewarding to interview my former studio professor, the one who had a deep impact on my formation as an architect and in our mission, as he received the Pritzker Prize. But besides my personal connection to it, it was an important moment to bring to discussion the role of the architect today, during a year that not only saw the recognition of his own professional trajectory, but also the work of many other architects who focused on the power of architecture to overcome social, political and economic challenges (including a very important Venice Architecture Biennale).
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