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Chilean Alejandro Aravena wins Pritzker-Prize, the Nobel of architecture

Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena has been named as the 2016 recipient of the Pritzker, architecture’s equivalent of the Nobel prize, ahead of curating this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale.

Aravena, 48, will be the 41st recipient of the Pritzker Prize, receiving a $100,000 grant and a bronze medal during a ceremony at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on 4 April.

Learn about the social-oriented, participatory, and sustainable architecture philosophy of Alejandro Aravena with his TED talk.

Alejandro Aravena’s innovation

Aravena’s social housing solutions are innovative ways to face common problems, taking into account factors like functionality, but also beauty, purpose and design.

Read more about his work, see pictures of his amazing designs and find out more about the Pritzker Prize here.

Once more, Latin America proves to be the birthplace of incomparable talent!

Info via Dezeen.