Often referred to as the ‘Nobel Prize of Architecture’, the Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded annually to architects whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment. The winner of architecture’s highest honour this year is an Indian—the nonagenarian architect and reputed urban planner Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi.
His works have been influenced by masters of 20th-century architecture Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, also known as Le Corbusier, and Louis Khan. According to a report from ArchDaily, the Pritzker jury cites Doshi’s poetic architecture draws upon Eastern influences to create a body of work that “has touched lives of every socio-economic class across a broad spectrum of genres since the 1950s.” Mr. Doshi is the first Indian architect to receive architecture’s highest honour.
From iconic designs like the Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru, to low-cost housing solutions like the Aranya Township, Indore, the architect seems to have left no stone unturned in his quest for the perfect building design. Let’s take a look at some of the stunning buildings that Mr. Doshi has designed which has landed him the prestigious award.
#1 Amdavad Ni Gufa
#2 Aranya Township
#3 Institute of Indology, Ahmedabad
#4 IIM Bangalore
#5 Tagore Memorial Hall
#6 Sangath Architectural Studio
#7 Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology